Özlem Özmen Akdoğan is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature, sponsored by Professor Martin Puchner. Her current research focuses on the subjectivity, adaptation, and political criticism of 21 st -century documentary drama. Özmen Akdoğan is Associate Professor of English at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (Türkiye). She received her PhD from Hacettepe University (Türkiye, 2018) with a dissertation on the politics of 20th-century rewritings of Shakespeare. As part of her research, she was a visiting scholar at the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2015-2016. Her publications and research interests include Shakespeare reworkings, adaptation studies, political drama, women dramatists, climate crisis and animal studies in literature.
Founded as a graduate program in 1904 and joining with the undergraduate Literature Concentration in 2007, Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature operates at the crossroads of multilingualism, literary study, and media history.