Burcu Gülüm Tekin earned her degree in English at the University of Istanbul, Turkey (Department of American Culture and Literature) and she later obtained an MA diploma at the University of Granada, Spain (Department of English Language and Literature) with an MA Thesis on the representation of female characters in James Joyce’s work. She is currently conducting her PhD 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).