Gözde is originally from Izmir, Turkey, and has recently completed her MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Alabama. She holds a dual degree in English literature and translation and interpreting. She has taught in a variety of contexts including first-year writing programs, EFL in Turkey and ESL in America, K-12 schools; the recipient of a Fullbright Award, she has also taught Turkish at Syracuse University. Gözde’s primary research interests are in second/foreign language acquisition and teaching. Her past work has focused on L2 writing, corpus linguistics, material design, and curriculum development. Other general areas of interest include human language technology and the intersection of linguistics and computation.