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Lale Eskicioğlu

2022 Cultural Mediations Graduate, Part-Time Professor (Carleton University)

Dr. Lale Eskicioğlu, Cultural Mediations PhD (2022). Beyond Postcolonialism: Urban and Social Realist Turn in Indian and Nigerian Literatures (Supervisor: Professor Sarah Phillips Casteel).

Lale’s discipline is Global Contemporary Literatures, and her research focuses on the twenty-first century city narratives of Lagos, Nigeria and Mumbai, India. Her other research interests include postcoloniality and decolonization in literature, graphic novels in global context, and science and technology in literature. Having lived in Turkey, Germany, France, India and Canada, she embraces diversity and multiculturalism. In a previous life, Lale was an electrical engineer, and had worked in the information technology industry for fifteen years. She admits that two good things came out of having received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering: a soul mate, and a science fiction course design. She is happier in her new role as a researcher, learner and educator. At parties, she loves explaining the difference between World Literature and Global Literature. Emails about anything above are welcome: You may also find me on Twitter @LaleLisait. If you wish to chat about the role of literature in decolonizing urban centres, I will buy the drinks.

Other degrees: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; MA in World Literatures and Cultures, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada