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I am currently a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature department at Yale University. I previously earned my BA in Government and Comparative Literature from Harvard University. My first book project, Slow Modernisms, offers an alternative history of literary modernism focused on stylistic variations of slowness. Through a constellation of Anglo-American and European novels, I take a critical look at representations of individuals who do not live according to modernity’s carefully syncopated tempo of work, leisure and reproduction. I have taught courses in Yale’s English department on late nineteenth-century American literature, American modernism, the Post-45 American novel as well as literary theory. My writings have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Slate, and Yale Review, among other venues. I principally write on aesthetics and contemporary art and literature. Raised in Istanbul, I currently live with my partner in New York City.