Elanur Sönmez

Elanur Sönmez

Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Elanur Sonmez


B.A., Boğaziçi University, 2018
M.A., Boğaziçi University, 2021

Professional Bio

Research Interests: Multilingualism – Migration – Transnational Identities – Gender – Minority Identities – Linguistic Ethnography Research – Discourse Analysis


Elanur Sönmez is a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University, Turkey in 2021, where she also completed her BA in 2018. Elanur’s research interests lie in the area of multilingualism, migration, and identity. More specifically, Elanur focuses on the construction of identity and agency in multilingual interactions. She is also interested in the identity construction of minoritized groups and how they reflect this identity construction through their use of speech.