About the Author
Ozlem Ezer is a Turkish-American writer, researcher, lifetime student, and educator who taught literature and women’s studies across the world for the past 18 years. She has worked with diverse (mostly female) groups off campus as well. Her area of expertise was women’s life writing, which resulted in a dissertation at York University, later evolved into a book in Turkish (Dogu, Bati ve Kadin / East, West, and Woman, published in 2012), and has been taught in several universities in Turkey. She devoted her academic attention to image and representation formulations through analyzing travel literature. Her interest in oral history converges with cross-boundary genres of creative, personal, and academic writing. In 2005, she made her debut as a writer at University of San Diego (Institute of Peace and Justice) on recording and writing stories of activist women in conflict zones. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at CMES, Berkeley.