Faculty - The Oxford Summer Seminar

Our faculty is comprised of Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright scholars; top academics from local universities and acclaimed institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia; and creative professionals and performers. Each has been chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching young people.

Irem Albayrak

BA Boğaziçi University, MSc London School of Economics

Irem is a specialist on women’s economic empowerment in Turkey. She uses cross-sectional datasets and applies logistic regression to assess the causal effect of education on the female labor force. She also has expertise in microeconomics, econometrics, and development and growth.

Dr. Toluwalese Awoyemi

MBBS University of Ibadan

A Rhodes Scholar, Toluwalase attended the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where he gained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with a distinction in Pharmacology. Following graduation in August 2016, he worked as a Medical Intern at the prestigious University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is passionate about healthcare delivery in Nigeria and strongly believes that health-related problems in low-resource settings are best addressed locally. Toluwalase has served as Program Director of CHECK – a non-governmental organization involved in health education, screening and diagnosis, especially in underserved communities. He is also co-founder of The Ganglion Initiative, which is focused on career counselling, mentorship and health education for adolescents.

Katherina Herold
English Literature

BA University of London, MSt, DPhil, University of Oxford

Katharina is a Stipendiary Lecturer in English at Brasenose College. She trained and worked as a theatre director at the Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany. She has directed plays at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, in Salzburg and Leipzig. She enjoys musical theatre especially baroque opera. Her doctoral thesis investigated the ways in which the East shaped English and German Decadent writing between 1880-1920.