Comparative Literature, Istanbul Bilgi University, 2009
Bodrum Anatolian High School, 2005
medical humanities, illness and literature, gender and postcolonial studies
Dr Şima İmşir Parker obtained her BA from Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Comparative Literature in 2009, M.A. in Women’s Studies from Istanbul University. Receiving School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Ph.D. scholarship, she obtained her Ph.D. in English from the University of Manchester in 2018. Between 2014-2018, she taught as a teaching assistant at the University of Manchester. The modules she taught include Reading Literature, Literature and History and Writing, Identity and Nation. In 2018, she joined Istanbul Sehir University as an assistant professor of English and became the head of the Department of English Literature in 2020. The courses she taught include Introduction to Literary Genres in the Department of English Literature, Origins and History of Theory and Modern Literary Theory in the Department of Turkish Literature, Theories and Methods of Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies in the Cultural Studies M.A. program.
Dr İmşir Parker’s Ph.D. focused on constructions of illness in modern Turkish literature. Her research interests are in the areas of medical humanities, illness and literature, gender and postcolonial studies. Her research outcomes have been published in edited volumes, Turkish Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), Monsters in Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Brill 2014), Women of the Middle East (Routledge 2015), Dictionary of Literary Biography: Turkish Novelists since 1960 vol. 1 (Gale 2014), Dictionary of Literary Biography: Turkish Novelists since
1960 vol. 2 (Gale 2016), Gaflet: Modern Türkçe Edebiyatın Cinsiyetçi Sinir Uçları (Metis 2019).