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Duygu Oya Ula

Faculty Fellow, Center for Engaged Pedagogy


Center for Engaged Pedagogy


Duygu Oya Ula is a Lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program and the Faculty Fellow at the Center for Engaged Pedagogy for 2022-23. She teaches first-year foundation and seminar courses on queer and immigrant identities, translation studies and global queer cinemas. At the CEP, she works on programming on antiracist and feminist pedagogies and inclusive teaching, particularly with respect to creating classroom environments that support international, queer, trans* and gender nonconforming students. Her research interests include queer film, contemporary art, literature and theory in the Middle East and the Balkans, disability studies and translation studies. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, with certificates in LGBTQ Studies, and Film, Television and Media Studies. Most recently, her articles have appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and Middle Eastern Literatures.