E-mail ondercakirtas@bingol.edu.tr
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Önder ÇAKIRTAŞ holds his PhD from Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta (2015) and his research interests center around Political and Psychological Literature. He particularly specializes in Modern and Contemporary British Drama with a keen interest in Political Theatre, Minority Theatre, Ethnic Theatre and Disability Theatre. In 2018-19 academic year, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Roehampton in London. He was also a visiting researcher at the University of East Anglia on a scholarship in 2011 to do his master thesis research. His current research is on Blacks and Minorities in contemporary British theatre and on performances and representations of Muslims in British theatre, which he aims to publish as a book-length study with Bloomsbury.

His most recently published monograph Skin Colour and Identity: Contemporary Black British Theatre [with its original title, Ten ve Kimlik: Çağdaş Siyahi İngiliz Tiyatrosu (2020)]  analyzes Black representations in Britain through plays by various Black British playwrights.His latest edited book, LanguagePower and Ideology in Political Writing, was published by IGI Global in Pennsylvania in late 2019. His other recent publications include a political reading of intersections of class, race and social stratification in British theatre published as a book chapter in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class (Ed. Gloria Lee McMillan), a play-specific exercise that demonstrates how performance illuminates close reading of Wole Soyinka’s Death and a King’s Horseman (with Miriam Chirico) (edited by Miriam Chirico, Kelly Younger, published by Bloomsbury in 2020), an analysis of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame in relation to patriography and pathography (published by Peter Lang in Oxford), and an edited book on analysis of the link between literature and psychology published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

He has published in numerous journals including CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and CultureLitera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture StudiesForum for World Literature StudiesHacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters.

Çakırtaş is founding editor of Essence&Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies. He is also among the editorial members of Journal of British Muslim Studies. (SOAS, University of London).


In the attachment here, you will find his updated CV.


2018-19: University of Roehampton, London- England

Post-Doc Research, Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies


2015: Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta-Turkey

PhD, English Language and Literature


2012: Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van- Turkey

MA, English Language and Literature


2011: University of East Anglia, Norwich- England

MA Research, American Studies Depatment, Arthur Miller Research Center


2009: Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van- Turkey

BA, English Language and Literature




Research Assistant-Bingöl University-2010-2016

Assist. Prof. Dr.-Bingöl University-2016

English: Advanced

French: Intermediate

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals (SSCI/AHCI):

Önder Çakırtaş, The Dramatization of Cultural Hybridity and Turkey as a Model 'in-between' in Necip Fazıl's Künye, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Purdue University, 19.1. (March 2017). [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, İngiliz Kuklası Punch ve Judy‘nin Bir Temsili Olarak Bernard Shaw’un Modern Kukla Oyunu Shakes Versus Shav (Shakes Shav’a Karşı)Milli Folklor Uluslararası Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, 114. Sayı Haziran 2017. [Full Paper]

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals (ESCI):

Önder Çakırtaş, Politics of Existence in Beckett’s Endgame and Waiting for Godot: “Yesterday” as the Only Timeframe, and Egocentric CharactersForum for World Literature Studies, Vol. 8. No:1. Wuhan Institute for Humanities, Shanghai Normal University and Purdue University, China (Print ISSN: 1949-8519; Online ISSN: 2154-6711), March 2016. [Full paper]

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals (Non-SSCI/AHCI) :

Önder ÇakırtaşA Reading in the Light of Said's Orientalism: Arminius Vambery’s Travels in Central Asia and Political Theatricality, The Journal of Academic Social Sciences (ISSN: 2148-2489), December 2015.  [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Ömer Şekerci. Bernard Shaw and Politics, International Journal of Language Academy (ISSN: 2342-0251), December 2015. [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Ömer Şekerci. Developmental Psychology Rediscovered: ‘Negative Identity’ and ‘Ego Integrity Versus Despair’ in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, International Journal Of Language AcademyVolume 2/2 Summer 2014 p. 194/203. [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Erol Gülüştür, Arthur Miller’in Death of A Salesman Oyununda Amerikan Rüyası ve Çöküşü, The Journal of Academic Social Science Yıl: 1, Sayı: 1, Aralık 2013, s. 1-11. [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Double Portrayed: Tituba, Racism and Politics, International Journal of Language Academy, Volume 1, Winter 2013, 13-22. [Full Paper]

Articles in National Peer-Reviewed Journals :

Önder Çakırtaş, Drama, Minorities and the Ottoman Empire, Mersin University Journal of Language and Literature. (Janaury 2017) [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Desperate Man versus Desperate Woman: The Ideal Victim in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Kafkas Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, Sayı 12, Sonbahar 2013, 3-13. [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, To the Lighthouse: Woolf’s Search for the Meaning of Life Through Colors, Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, Sayı 17, 2014, 53-60.  [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, Ann Petry ve Amerikan Romanında Etnisite ve Irkçılık, Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, Yıl 2, Cilt 2, Sayı 3, Bahar 2012, 87-92. [Full Paper]

Önder Çakırtaş, The Pains of Transition between Self and the Other: Identities Resisting Change in Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA, 2-4 May 2018.

Önder Çakırtaş, A Reading of ‘Social Construction’ in Rachel De-Lahay’s The Westbridge, IBSAD, Mardin, TURKEY, 20-23 Apr 2018.

Önder Çakırtaş, “O! Horror, Horror, Horror! Tongue Nor Heart Cannot Conceive Nor Name Thee!”: TheUncontrollable Psychology of Fear in Shakespearean Drama, Fırat University, Elazığ, TURKEY, 19-21 Apr 2018.

Önder Çakırtaş, On Cultural Heritage, (as Keynote Speaker), Association of Heritage and Education, Brussels, BELGIUM, 4 Nov 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Shaw’s Presence in Modern Tureky, Association of Heritage and Education, Brussels, BELGIUM, 4 Nov 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, McDonagh’s Characterization of Psychopathological Identities in The Pillowman. Akdeniz University, Antalya, TURKEY, 15-16 June 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Vetoing London’s Multicultural Identity: A Reading of Ideology, Politics and the Urban City in Anders Lustgarten’s A Day at the Racists. Gazi University, Ankara, TURKEY, 25-26 May 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Henrik Ibsen, Power and Ethics: An Enemy of the PeopleII. Uluslararası Felsefe, Eğitim, Sanat ve Bilim Tarihi Sempozyumu. Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, TURKEY, 03-07 May 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Politik Tiyatronun Kaynakları ÜzerineII. Uluslararası Felsefe, Eğitim, Sanat ve Bilim Tarihi Sempozyumu. Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, TURKEY, 03-07 May 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Anders Lustgarten as ‘Angry Young Man’: The Literary Reflections of Immigration and Nationalism in A Day at the Racists. 3rd International Online Conference: New Dimensions of Philology - Languages, Literature, Linguistics, Culture. The State University of Applied Sciences in Plock, POLAND. 20-26 April 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, TransIstanbul, History and the Urban Identity: The Fictitious Construction of Ideology and Politics in Modern Turkish Drama3rd ISLET Conference. Roma Tre University, Roma, ITALY. 21-23 April 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Pathographic Post-War Drama: Samuel Beckett, Self Trauma and the Death of Remembering11th IDEA Conference. Çankaya University, Ankara, TURKEY. 13-15 April 2017.

Önder Çakırtaş, Post-War Politics and the Death of Idealism: James Graham’s Eden’s Empire. 1st International Social Sciences Congress. FıratUniversity, Elazığ, TURKEY. 13-15 Oct 2016. 

Önder Çakırtaş, Edward Bond and the Politics of Violence: How to be Saved?. 6th International Comparative Literature Conference. Selçuk University, Konya, TURKEY. 12-14 Oct 2016.

Önder Çakırtaş, Two Prophets of Idea: Bernard Shaw and Necip Fazıl. 5th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture. Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, TURKEY. 12-14 May 2016.

Önder Çakırtaş, Ottoman Minority Theatres: The Question of Making of 'Turkic Drama'10th IDEA Conference. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, TURKEY. 14-16 April 2016.

Önder Çakırtaş, Modernism Negator: Political Sarcasm and Anti-Westernism in Necip Fazıl's Künye. First International Interuniversity Congress on English Language, Literature, Linguistics. Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, TURKEY. 21-22 Oct 2014.

Önder Çakırtaş, Nontrivial Simplicity of the Absurd: One-Sentence Utterances and Unordinary Politics in Harold Pinter's Mountain Language. Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplanirty, Transdisciplinarity in Humanities. Erciyes University, Kayseri, TURKEY. 15-17 May 2014.

Önder Çakırtaş, ‘Yesterday’ as History Narrative in Beckett’s Endgame and Waiting for Godot. 3rd Internatıonal Bakea Symposıum. Gaziantep Unıversıty, Gaziantep/TURKEY. October 9-11 2013.

Önder Çakırtaş, Bekett’s Dilemma in Endgame: Is Life Real? International Semiotic Conference. Çankaya University, Ankara, TURKEY. 08-10 October 2013.

Önder Çakırtaş, Amerika, Avrupalıların Gözünde Bir ‘Düşler Ülkesi’ midir: Arthur Miller’ın Willy Loman Örneği. 12th Internatıonal Language, Lıterature And Stylıstıcs Symposıum Trakya University. Edirne, TURKEY. October 18-20, 2012.

Önder Çakırtaş, Which is more Difficult For Tituba: To be a black slave or to be a witch? 22nd International Conference on British and American Studies. University of the West Timişoara, ROMANIA. May 17-19 2012.


BİLİG International Journal of Social Sciences of the Turkish World, Reviewer

IJLA International Journal of Language Academy, English Redactor/Reviewer

ASOSJOURNAL The Journal of Academic Social Science, Reviewer

Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Reviewer

İnönü Üniversitesi Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Reviewer

Turkish Online Journal of English Language Teaching, Reviewer

International Journal of Euroasia Social Sciences, Reviewer

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, Reviewer






Önder Çakırtaş, (Ed), Literature and Psychology: Writing, Trauma and the Self, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018-In Process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, Antolin C. Trinidad and Şahin Kızıltaş (Ed), The Politics of Traumatic Literature: Narrating Human Psyche and Memory, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018-In Process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, (Ed), Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature, Hersley: IGI Global Publishing, 2017. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, Politics and Drama: Change, Challenge and Transition in Bernard Shaw and Orhan Asena, London: Apostolos Academic Publishing, 2016. [Link]

Chapter in Books

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka', How to Teach a Play: Exercises for the College Classroom (Edt by Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger), Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018-in process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'The Politics of the New World Order: Anders Lustgarten’s Dramatization of Immigrants, Nationalism and Xenophobia in A Day at the Racists', Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality (Edt by Kimberly Drake), New York: Grey House Publishing, 2018-in process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, Pragmatism and Politics Intertwined: The West, the East, the Suez Crisis and the Inter/national Hegemony in James Graham’s Eden’s EmpireEastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations (Edt by Katrine K. Wong ), Leiden: Brill, 2018-in process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, ‘Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red’. The Foreign Library: The Best 200 Novels Translated into English Since 1950 (Ed. Cristina Artenie). Montreal: Universitas Press, Canada, 2018-in process. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Biography of Richard Frankland.' Author Profiles Database. Ipswich, MA: Ebsco Publishing, 2017. (Online) [pdf]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Biography of Anthony McCarten.' Author Profiles Database. Ipswich, MA: Ebsco Publishing, 2017. (Online) [pdf]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Biography of Caroline Azar.' Author Profiles Database. Ipswich, MA: Ebsco Publishing, 2017. (Online) [pdf]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Mustapha and Greville: Constructing Anglo-Ottoman Dİplomacy and the Machiavellian Identities in Early Modern English Drama', Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature, Hersley: IGI Global Publishing, 2017. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'Nontrivial Simplicity of the Absurd: One Sentence Utterences and Unordinary Politics in Harold Pinter's Mountain Language', Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in Humanities (Edt by Banu Akçeşme, Hasan Baktır and Eugene Steele), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. [Link]

Önder Çakırtaş, 'On Shakespearean Politics and Elizabethan Masculinities: Androcracy vs. Gynocracy' in Literature and Culture: Challenges and Prospects (Edt by P. Prayer Elmo Raj), New Delhi: Authorspress, 2016. [Link]       

Membership to Scientific Institutions

MLA (Modern Language Association) 

BCLA (British Comparative Literature Association)

YÖK Yurt Dışı Yüksek Lisans Araştırma Bursu (University of East Anglia-Department of American Studies-Arthur Miller Research Centre-Norwich/England Acceptance and Supervisor: Prof. Christopher Bigsby)

IGI Global, Outstanding Scholars Award, USA, 2017 [Link]

TÜBİTAK Yurtdışı Araştırma Bursu (12 ay), University of Roehampton (London-UK), Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (Adv. Prof. Joe Kelleher)

Diğer Ödüller

Anatolia-Sanart Medya Grubu Türkiye Birinciliği Şiir Ödülü, İstanbul, 2013

BCA Times Altın Kalem Ödülü (Şiir Kitabı-Asık Suratlı Kalem-2018)