Emre Gurgen​

                                                                                                               Academic CV 

Writing, Research and Teaching Interests

  1. ​ Objectivist Philosophy in The Fountainhead​                                                                                                                                                                                             
  2.  Comparative literature, philosophy, and modern Objectivist thought                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  3.  19 th century British Literature:  Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice                                                                                                                                                          


Gurgen, Emre.  Don Quixote Explained:  The Story of an Unconventional Hero.  2nd ed. Bloomington:  AuthorHouse, 2015. Print. 

--- Don Quixote Explained:  Reference Guide.  Bloomington:  AuthorHouse, 2014.  Print. 

Manuscripts Under Review

Gurgen, Emre.  "How Capitalism Creates Peace in Don Quixote While Feudalism Induces Violence."  Cervantes:  Journal of the Cervantes Society        of America.  (Submitted for Initial Review.  May 2016).  

Conference Presentations

Gurgen, Emre.  "The Renaissance in the Quijote:  How the Spirit of Chivalry, Classicism and Christianity Bypassed Medievalism and Led to            

     Modernity."  41 st International Symposium of Hispanic Literature:  The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.  California State

     University, Dominguez Hills.  The College of Liberal Arts and Humanities.  Carson, California.  15 Apr. 2015.  Presentation.  

Newsletter of Cervantes Society of America 2015-2016  (August, 2016)

Multimedia Cervantes 

"Emre Gurgen has established and actively maintained a number of web-based resources dedicated to the study of the Quijote,  including a blog with numerous posts, an extensive bibliography, and a variety of materials related to his books, Don Quixote Explained:  The Story of an Unconventional Hero and Don Quixote Explained:  A Reference Guide.  These resources can be accessed at www.don-quixote-explained.com."

Member Publications and Conference Presentations  

"Gurgen, Emre.  The Renaissance in the Quijote:  How the Spirit of Chivalry, Classicism and Christianity Bypassed Medievalism and Led to Modernity.  41st International Symposium of Hispanic Literature:  The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.  California State University, Dominguez Hills.  15 April, 2015."  


  • Dean's List (Penn State)                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Sold Don Quixote Explained essay book at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (April, 2014)                                                                                      
  • Gained Endorsement for Don Quixote Explained essay book by Gerald G. Davis, author of Don Quixote:  The New Translation                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Professional Memberships / Journal Subscriptions

The Objective Standard

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies

Chronicle of Higher Education

Cervantes Society of America

Present Tense:  A Journal of Rhetoric in Society

Jane Austen Society of North America (Persuasions:  The Jane Austen Journal)



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The Pennsylvania State University                                                   B.A.                                         1999-2002                       English 
University Park, Pennsylvania

American University                                                                           M.A. Candidate                       2006-2007                     English Literature


                                                                                                         Emre Gurgen

                                                                                                         Legal Resume 
                                                                                      E-Mail:       emre.logicone.gurgen@gmail.com 

                                                                                      Linked-In:  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/emre-gurgen/37/618/349

 OBJECTIVE:  Paralegal

 SUMMARY:    Over 2 years’ of experience as a personal injury legal assistant and legal secretary, with additional administrative experience.  Recent experience as a document reviewer and immigration paralegal.    Expertise in legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, case file management and analysis, record keeping and data tracking, client interviewing and recommending actions, and reviewing documents.  Core competencies include efficiency, organization, working well under pressure and deadlines and attention to detail.  Professional demeanor, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


  Immigration Paralegal                                                                                               2016                                                                
  USI Law, Potomac Maryland                                                                                      

  Document Reviewer                                                                                                    2015
  L Discovery, McClean Virginia                                                                           

  Legal Assistant                                                                                                            2004-2006
  DuBoff and Associates, Silver Spring, MD

  • Drafted demands, interrogatories and complaints for review by supervising attorney
  • Engaged in client intakes and discussed matters with supervising attorney
  • Managed litigation files
  • Filed Complaints in the appropriate jurisdiction
  • Prepared answers to interrogatories for attorneys’ needs
  • Prepared deposition notices
  • Prepared consent motions, motions to compel, and oppositions to various motions for review by supervising attorney
  • Researched cases, decisions, laws, and statutes
  • Performed regular administrative duties

Summer Legal Intern                                                                                                   2003                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
DuBoff and Associates  

  •  Maintained and updated legal case files 
  • Ordered and summarized Police Reports 
  • Ordered and summarized Medical Bills
  • Documented and calculated lost wages
  • Entered data in client disbursement ledger   
  • Noted Statue of Limitations 
  • Met all filing deadlines
  • Clerical responsibilities

CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                        March 2016

 CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP ™)                                                                      (N.F.P.A.) 

Georgetown University, Paralegal Studies Program (Graduate Certificate)         2012-2013

January 22 – December 13, 2013

 PARALEGAL PORTFOLIO                                                      http://www.apojigo.com/emregurgen

 Summary:  Conducted thorough research of federal and state statutes, using internet and law library.  Identified and summarized relevant points  in primary and secondary authorities of law.  Applied court opinions, statutes, and court rules in writing recommendations for specific courses  of action.


Software:                            Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Legal Research:                  Westlaw
Citation:                               Blue Booking
Legal Drafting:                     Memoranda, Demands, Interrogatories, Complaints, Memoranda of Law, Memoranda of Points and Authorities, Case

                                              Briefs, Legislative Briefs, Appellate Briefs, Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Minutes,

                                              Written Consent                             
Languages:                          Fluent in Turkish (Reading and Writing)
Administrative:                    Business Memoranda, Client Correspondence, Meeting Reports, Executive Summaries
Ordered:                               Medical Bills, Doctors Reports, Police Reports
Lawyer Support:                  Legal Proof Reading
Substantive Legal Areas:   Torts, Contracts, Corporate, Business Organization, Intellectual Property, Administrative Law
Civil:                                     Litigation, and Trial Procedure
Cases:                                  Reading Cases, Report Books
Legal Ethics:                        DC Bar  
Post Office Mailing:            Registered, Certified, Regular Mailing, International
Theoretical Familiarity:      PACER, Lotus Notes, I Management, World Docs, Elite, Legal   Key, Compulaw, Prolaw, PeopleSoft, Elite, Juris Suite,                                                    Carpe Diem, Concordance, Summation, Livenet, Time Map, Case Map, Timeline Maker, Visio, Sanction, Trial Director,                                                   Live Note, FileZilla, Citrix, Relativity. 

 The Pennsylvania State University, State College                                                    1998-2002
 B.A. in English (December 2002) (GPA 3.5)
 Honors:  Dean’s List.  

 Ayn Rand Institute, Irvine, California                                                                         2008-2009
 Distance Learning

 American University, Washington, D.C.                                                                     2006-2008
 M.A. Candidate in English Literature.  Credit Hours:  (33)

 AUTHOR                                                                                                                       2009-2015

 Published Don Quixote Explained:  The Story of an Unconventional Hero. 
 ISBN 978-1-4817-0096-2.

  •  Sold at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. 
  •  Endorsed by Gerald G. Davis, recent translator of “Don Quixote.” 

 Presented at the 41 st International Conference of Hispanic Literatures:               (April, 2015) “Don Quixote in the Humanities.”                                                                                                                                                                          
  Journal Article Pending.  Under Review by Cervantes Society of America                            (May, 2016)

  Published Don Quixote Explained:   Reference Guide.

  ISBN 978-1-4918-7373-1                                                                                                              (June, 2014)



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