Esra Eldem


Pronouns: she/her

Bio: My name is Esra, which is an Arabic loanword in Turkish, meaning ‘the person that guides through the darkness’, and my last name, Eldem, means ‘friendly’.

My interests lie in the interface of syntax and morphology, with a focus on how a bilingual brain opens the way to a somewhat simultaneous activation of words and mixed formation of sentences that lead bilinguals to juggle between two languages.

Outside of research, I like to play with my nephews and to make time for my hobbies, i.e., embroidery, sketching, and practicing the violin.

Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
Education: B.A. in TESOL, Middle East Technical University, Turkey