Roberta Micallef

Associate Professor of the Practice in Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Roberta Micallef received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from The University of Texas in Austin in 1997. She has since taught Turkish Language and Culture courses as well as Women’s studies courses at Uppsala University (1997-2000), at the University of Utah (2000-2005) and Boston University since accepting a position as Assistant Professor of Turkish in the summer of 2005. She has published several articles in Turkish studies and gender studies. She is currently working on an article about Turkish women political prisoners and she is working on an collection of articles about 19th and 20th century Middle Eastern travel narratives. She is also an active member of the Turkish language teaching community. She is among the first group to receive ACTFL training toward Turkish oral proficiency testing and she received a summer grant to work on a Turkish language teaching aide.