Dr. Işık-Güler works as an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara.
Her work can be best described as being at the intersection of discourse analysis, socio-pragmatics and corpus linguistics. More specifically, her academic interests mainly lie within the domains of corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis, online discourses and social media discourse analysis, cross-cultural (im)politeness research, spoken and written corpora compilation, genre analysis, gender and identity work, intercultural communication and applied linguistics.
She has worked on the compilation project of the first Spoken Turkish Corpus and has published in the Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Dilbilim Araştırmaları and Discourse, Context and Media, Linguistics and Education among others.
She is the research group leader of the Discourse and Corpus Research Group (DISCORE) at METU.