I am a second-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My main interests are psycholinguistics and computational linguists.

Before coming to UMass, I got my BA and MA from the Foreign Language Education Department at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. During my MA at Boğaziçi, I worked with Dr. Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz and earned my MA degree upon completion of my thesis titled as “Processing Turkish center-embeddings: an investigation of case interference and prosodic phrase lengths”.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Brian Dillon and Dr. Faruk Akkuş at Umass Amherst on the processing of reciprocals in Turkish. I am also part of the Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory at Boğaziçi University, where we work on processing NPIs in Turkish.

Here is my CV.

– As the Binding Team at UMass, we presented our poster titled as “Predicting disjoint reference: offline and online evidence” at HSP 2023 (March 9-11). Here is our poster!