Ipek Sahinler


Ipek Sahinler is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches rhetoric and writing alongside Turkish. Originally a translator who has worked with Romance  languages, her current doctoral project is about queer Turkish and  Mexican literature. Alongside her studies, she delivers  seminars in different cultural venues of Istanbul about what she conceptualizes as “queer  Turkish literature” and runs the Turkish Literature in Translation Reading Group with its adjacent podcast called LiteraTurca Podcast. Since December 2020, she is a research fellow at the Institute for Queer Theory Berlin (iQt).