Anadolu-Okur, Nilgün

Nilgun Anadolu-Okur is a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has received her degrees from Hacettepe University, University of Texas and Bowling Green State University. Author of a theoretical volume on African American drama titled Contemporary African American Theater: Afrocentricity in the Works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller, she teaches courses on theater, film and literature. In addition to African American and American studies, her research interests include comparative and world literature, as well as women’s studies. She is a Commonwealth Speaker for Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) on Underground Railroad and Abolitionist movement. Recipient of two International Fulbright awards, she also serves as the Director of Comparative and World Literatures Division of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). She is the founder of two annual conferences, namely “Underground Railroad” and “International Women’s Issues” at Temple University. She has established and directed the study abroad program in Turkey for Temple University’s International Programs.

Essays Interpreting the Writings of Novelist Orhan Pamuk: The Turkish Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
2009 0-7734-4754-7
This work provides extensive critical analysis of Orhan Pamuk’s work. The contributors establish Pamuk as a universal author whose contributions to the genre of novel have not only enriched our understanding of modern Turkish literature, but have generated discussions on national identity.