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Pelin Basci - Turkish


Pelin Basci (1997) Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Turkish. Ph.D. 1995
University of Texas-Austin.

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Dr. Basci received her BA and MA from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin (1995) with additional doctoral coursework at Ankara University, Faculty of Letters. She is a recipient of various awards including a Fulbright scholarship for doctoral work. She taught at Ankara University, Faculty of Letters, and at the University of Texas-Austin before her appointment at PSU in 1997.

Dr. Basci served as editor of the AATT Bulletin, a publication of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages between 1999-2006. PDF format copies and issues can be accessed at

Dr. Basci is the Chief Designer of the Turkish Proficiency Assessment Tool, a computer and Internet-based proficiency test (2003),  developed as part of the STAMP project (now known as CAP Turkish) of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon, accessible at

She is also the co-author (secondary author) with Yıldıray Erdener of Learning a Foreign Language. Book and two audio tapes. Ed.   Gönül Ertem. Austin: University of Texas at Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Turkish Studies, 1996.

Dr. Basci’s work appeared in publications such as Milliyet Sanat, Oluşum, Gençlik ve Toplum, Birikim, in addition to the selection   below. Her research and teaching interests include Turkish language instruction (first-through third-year modern standard Turkish),   Turkish literature (the novel), Turkish cinema, television and popular culture, and women and gender in Turkey.     


Contact Information:
Phone: 503-725-9598



Selected Publications:     

Basci, Pelin. "12 Eylül'ü Konu Alan Filmlerde Karşı Anlatı Olarak Ses ve Hafıza" [Voice and   Memory as Counter-Narratives in Films Depicting the September 12, 1980 Military   Take-Over] in Mülkiye Dergisi, Journal of Ankara University, School of Political Science, Faculty and Alumni Association, Vol. 34, No.   268 (Fall 2010): 147-183.                 

Basci, Pelin. "Türk Edebiyatı Kanonu ve Ulusal Kimliğin Sınırları" [The Canon of Turkish   Literature and the Limits of National Identity], Pasaj Edebiyat Eleştirisi Dergisi [Passage Journal of Literary Criticism], No. 6   Special Issue on the literary canon. (November 2007-May 2008): 44-69.   

Basci, Pelin. "Advertising 'The New Woman': Fashion, Beauty, and Health in Women's   World," International Journal of Turkish Studies, Vol. 11, Nos. 1 & 2 (Fall 2005): 61-79