BIOGRAPHY - University of Maine System

Yasemin Oral is an Assistant Professor of English language teaching at Istanbul University, Turkey,
where she teaches courses in foreign/second language teaching methodology, critical reading and
thinking, and research methods. She received both her MA and doctoral degrees in English language
teaching from Istanbul University. Her doctoral research involved an investigation into classroom
power relations in an English as a foreign language setting. Her primary research interests include
critical pedagogies, cultural aspects of language teaching/learning and identity and language learning.
She is currently working on her postdoctoral research on the intersections of issues of identity and
English language learning/use.