Arzu Akbatur holds a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) with her dissertation entitled “Writing/Translating in/to English: The ‘Ambivalent’ Case of Elif Shafak” (2011). She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Language and Literature from Boğaziçi University and Yeditepe University (Istanbul) respectively. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies of Boğaziçi University, where she teaches Translation Theories, Translation Criticism, and Literary Translation. Her main research interests include literary translation, Turkish Literature in English translation, translation and representation.