Ali Kulez

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Biographical Sketch

Having spent a year in Argentina, Ali studied Civil Engineering for a year and a half. Ali changed his major to English in 2004 (He is very happy about that decision). After earning a double major in English and Philosophy from Bogazici University in 2009, he went on to pursue a master’s degree in English at the University of Warwick. Ali taught English to freshmen at his home university for 2 years before coming to USC to start a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.


  • B.A. English, Bogazici University, 2009
  • M.A. English, University of Warwick, 2010


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • Post-dictatorship fiction, critical theory, modernist fiction in English and Spanish, digital humanities, late Ottoman Empire

Conference Presentations

  • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), 4/2013

Honors and Awards

  • Dornsife Doctoral Fellowship, 2012-  
  • Del Amo Foundation Research Award, Spring 2013   
  • Spring Scholars Research Symposium Award, Spring 2013   
  • EDGE Travel Award, Fall 2012   

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

  • Latin American Studies Association, 2013-  
  • American Comparative Literature Association, 2012-