Zeynep is developing her dissertation with her supervisor Prof.dr. Ernst van Alphen, and her co-supervisor Dr. Liesbeth Minnard. Previously, she earned her BA degree in the department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, and her MA degree in the department of Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, where she had the privilege of working with Prof.dr. Jale Parla, as well as taking extensive courses on literary theory, cultural studies and philosophy. In her MA thesis, titled “It is a Woman’s World: Gender Politics of Gynotopian Novels”, she worked on Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and The Cleft by Doris Lessing and researched the representation of gender roles in gynotopian literature.