Assist. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Yavaş
Ege University, Faculty of Letters
Department of American Culture and Literature
Bornova 35100, Izmir
Phone: +90 232 311 39 47
Fax: +90 232 388 11 02
Ege University, Ph.D. American Culture and Literature, Izmir, 2007
Dokuz Eylül University M.A. American Culture and Literature İzmir, 1997
Dokuz Eylül University B.A. English Teacher Training İzmir, 1992
Thesis and Dissertation:
“The City in Contemporary Afro-American Novel” (M.A.)
Academic Specialization: African-American Studies, Black Feminism, Gender, Race, Cultural Studies. (Ph.D.)
Instructor, 2008- 2009
Research Assistant Ege University 2001-2008
Yavaş, Nesrin (2003) “(Dis)Empinowerment of Women in Sex and the City”, Interactions, İzmir: Ege University Press, 12:115-23.
Yavaş, Nesrin, “Assimilation as Cultural Instrument of Similitude in Gloria Naylor’s Linden Hills”, 28th Annual American Studies Conference, Hotel Samara, Bodrum, November 12-15, 2003.
Yavaş, Nesrin and Aycan Çetin “My Body My Torture, My Body My Pleasure: Black Female Bodies and the Cultural Politics of Racism”, Ege University 8th Annual International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, İzmir, May 21st-23rd, 2003.
Yavaş, Nesrin, “Race, Spatial Processes, and Identity in Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place”, Boğaziçi University American Studies Conference, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, March 6-7,, 2003.
Yavaş, Nesrin, “Negrophobia: Constructing Otherness Through Fear”, Hacettepe University 20th Anniversary Conference, Ankara, October 24-25, 2002.
Service to the University
Organization of National and International Conferences
Ege University 7th Annual International Cultural Studies Symposium on “Selves at Home, Selves in Exile: Stories of Emplacement and Displacement”, co-organized by Departments of English and American Literature and Culture, the Bbritish Council, ASAT and USIS. (May 2003).