• Organization of lectures, workshop and discussion leader at the Summer workshop Istanbul, city of contrasts. Cultural transfer between Europe and Turkey for Ph.D students, for the Netherlands Institute Turkey (Istanbul)and Huizinga Institute (Amsterdam). Istanbul, June 2010
  • Gallery-talks (Dutch and English) at the Exhibition ?Love by any other Name? regarding the relations between Istanbul and Venice during Ottoman times. Istanbul, Sakip Sabanci Museum 2009- 2010
  • Volunteer at NGO Humanitas , for the ?Taalmaatjesproject? (language buddy project). This project entails assisting female migrants to find their way in Dutch society, by helping them with the Dutch language and social skills, Utrecht department, February 2009 to July 2009
  • Active volunteer at Rasa, World Culture Centre, Utrecht, October 2007 to July 2009 (
  • Jan. 2006 – July 2006 Internship at Culturele Zondagen (Cultural Sundays), for the Turkije Express (Turkey Express) project, which took place on the 11th of June, 2006. During this project, which concerned cultural heritage of turkey, I produced the lecture program, two educational projects for women and adolescents, translated press reports, and provided research for several other programs within this project. The purpose of this project was to reach a new audience. With approximately 7000 visitors of which 65 % had a Turkish background, this project could be called a success (
  • Student member of the Educational board of Arabic, New-Persian and Turkish Studies, Utrecht University, 2005-2006
  • Organisation and production of an exhibition for University course Exhibiting at Utrecht University: Nedertrots, location: Universiteitsmuseum/ University Museum, 2004