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Melike Yucel-Koc (She/her )

Assistant Teaching Professor
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(206) 685-0324
Denny M 220F
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by Appointment Only


Ph.D., Education, 2015 Seattle Pacific University
M.A., TESOL, 2011 Portland State University

Melike-Yücel-Koç is a faculty in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a Turkish and Ottoman Studies Program faculty. She has been teaching at UW since 2015. Her M.A. is in Applied Linguistics from Portland State University (2011), and her Ph.D. from the School of Education, Seattle Pacific University (2015). She has been working on Oral History since 2017. She is the director of the “Turkey in Seattle Oral History Project” which archives the stories of immigrants from Turkey. The courses she teaches are Oral History, Immigrants and Life in PNW, Gateway to the Near East, The History of Turkey through Music, Elementary Turkish, and Intermediate Turkish. Her research interests include Oral History, Immigrants, Heritage language learners and Language Education. Currently, she has been working on Turkey in Seattle, Oral History of Turkish Americans in the Pacific Northwest Project.


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