Jocelyn Aksin

Ph.D, Lecturer of German



M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., B.M., Southern Methodist University

Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Turkish-German studies
  • Media Theory in relation to Migration
  • 20th- and 21st-century German literature
  • Second-language acquisition and pedagogy

Personal Statement

Jocelyn Aksin grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After spending a year as an exchange student in Munich on the Congress-Bundestag youth exchange program in high school, she continued her German studies in college and graduate school, earning a Ph.D. in German literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. Her dissertation focuses on memory in Turkish-German literature and addresses texts written in German and Turkish. After living in Istanbul for seven years, Jocelyn has recently relocated to Greensboro and is excited to join the German Program at UNCG.


  • “Archival Traces in Works by Emine Sevgi Özdamar: Newspapers in “Bitteres Wasser” and Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn.” Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch 18/2019: 253 – 269. Forthcoming: October, 2019.