Members

 Dr. Ufuk Balaman (Director) : Assistant Professor, English Language Teaching

Ufuk Balaman is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the department of English Language Teaching at Hacettepe University. His research primarily deals with online task-oriented L2 interaction using conversation analysis as the research methodology. His recent publications appeared in Journal of Pragmatics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, ReCALL, and Language Learning & Technology.

 

 

 

Dr. Nilüfer Can Daşkın (Vice-Director): Assistant Professor,  English Language Teaching

Nilüfer Can Daşkın is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Hacettepe University. Her research interests primarily include classroom discourse and interaction, conversation analysis, teacher education and informal formative assessment. Her recent publications appeared in Classroom Discourse, Journal of Pragmatics and Language Testing.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Devran Demir (Vice-Director): Research Assistant,  German Language Teaching

Devran Demir is a Research Assistant in the department of  German Language Teaching at Hacettepe University. His research interests are in the areas of spoken language, speaking oriented teacher-student interaction and classroom interaction.

 

 

 

Dr. Nergiz Kardaş İşler (Member): Research Assistant,  Primary Education

Nergiz Kardaş İşler is a Research Assistant in the department of  Primary Education at Hacettepe University. Her research interests are in the areas of  teacher-student interaction in primary schools and classroom interaction in social studies course.

 

 

 

Fatma Badem (Member): Research Assistant,  English Language Teaching

Fatma Badem is a Research Assistant in the department of English Language Teaching at Hacettepe University. Her current research interests include classroom interaction, conversation analysis, classroom discourse, and teacher education. 

 

 

 


Associate Researchers

Merve Bozbıyık: Research Assistant, English Language Teaching

Merve Bozbıyık is a research assistant at Middle East Technical University and an associate researcher at HUMAN Research Centre. She primarily deals with Conversation Analytic studies in various social settings such as classroom interaction, medical interaction, and call-center interaction. She took active part in HUMAN Research Centre affiliated EU project, Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) Europa Project as a researcher and project assistant and currently works in close collaboration with the centre at full capacity.

 

 


Founding Members

 

Dr. Olcay Sert

Co-founder and Previous Director

Olcay Sert is the founding director of the HUMAN Research Centre. He is the editor of Classroom Discourse (Routledge) and the author of “Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse“, published by Edinburgh University Press.

 

 

 

Dr. Safinaz Büyükgüzel

Co-founder, Previous Vice-Director

Safinaz Büyükgüzel is the founding vice-director of HUMAN Research Centre. She is currently a Research Fellow at University of Southern Denmark.

 

 

 

Dr. Ufuk Balaman

Co-founder, Previous Vice-Director

Ufuk Balaman is an assistant professor of applied linguistics in the department of English Language Teaching, Hacettepe University. He is currently working in the Centre de linguistique appliquée 
Université de Neuchâtel as a postdoctoral researcher.

 

 

Dr. Nilüfer Can Daşkın

Member

Nilüfer Can Daşkın has been a member of the executive committee and a researcher since the foundation of HUMAN Research Centre. She is currently a research assistant at the department of English Language Teaching, Hacettepe University. 

 

 

 

 

VISITING RESEARCHERS

Maria Vanessa aus der Wieschen

2015 - Summer

University of Southern Denmark

Maria Vanessa aus der Wieschen is a PhD Fellow at the University of Southern Denmark. Her ongoing PhD project “On the Role of Quantity and Quality of Exposure to English inside the Classroom” under the supervision of Søren Wind Eskildsen is part of the larger project “The younger, the better? — A usage-based approach to learning and teaching of English in Danish primary schools.” Her research investigates the educational factors of English as a Foreign Language classes, i.e. the quantity and quality of exposure to English inside the classroom and their influence on young ELF learners’ rate of L2 learning and short-term L2 proficiency, from a multimodal, conversation-analytic perspective.

 

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