Burcu Gülüm Tekin earned her bachelor and master degrees in American Culture and Literature from University of Istanbul, Turkey. She later obtained a master diploma at the University of Granada, Spain with a thesis on the representation of female characters in James Joyce’s short fiction. She is currently conducting her Ph.D. at the University of Granada on Roddy Doyle’s work, by particularly focusing on his portrayal of women, especially mothers. She has presented papers related to Doyle’s work in various conferences (i.e. EFACIS, AEDEI and the New Voices Conference). Her research has been published in academic journals such as, Estudios Irlandeses, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, and Studi Irlandesi. Her essays have been published in volumes called Words of Crisis, Crisis of Words: Ireland and the Representation of Critical Times (2016); and Ireland and Dysfunction Critical Explorations in Literature and Film (2017).