Iklim Goksel PhD

My Work

My scholarly work centers in classical and modern theories of rhetoric, contemporary writing pedagogies, and literacy studies. In my research, I utilize rhetorical inquiry and ethnographic field methods to explore gender and identity constructions, theories of rhetorical agency, national rhetorics, practices of literacy, and rhetorics of visual design. I am particularly interested in rhetorical constructions of identity, gender, difference, and place.

I currently serve a 2-year term as a Policy Analyst representing the state of Alaska at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).



Social Sciences degree, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Sweden

B.A. English Literature, Bilkent University, Turkey

M.A. Literature and Professional Writing, Eastern Michigan University, USA

Ph.D. Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Tekdil Language Education Center, Ankara, Turkey

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, USA

Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA

Alaska Literacy Program, USA