Suleyman Bolukbas

Suleyman Bolukbas

President of Graduates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (GWGSS) at Penn State
Assistant Editor of Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC)


BA Institution: American Culture and Literature (summa cum laude), with a minor certificate in English Language and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
MA: Cultural Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Professional Bio

Suleyman is a second year dual-title Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Originally from Turkey, his research focuses on comparative analysis of Turkish literature, gender and sexuality studies in literature and culture, and queer and gothic studies. In 2022, he became the Assistant Editor of Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC). He is interested in queer readings of the gothic as an international and global phenomenon. His research particularly revolves around the global circulation of gothic narratives in relation to local identities, cultures, nations and how gothic's queerness is reshaped by them.

Research Interests

Turkish and Islamic Gothic, queer gothic and globalgothic
LGBTIQ+ studies and queer theory
Modern Turkish Literature
Comparative readings of Turkish Literature and Global Anglophone Fiction
Film and cultural studies