İsrafil Boyacı received an M.A. in Economics from Boğaziçi University in Turkey. In 2016, he obtained Certificate in Pedagogy from Istanbul Commerce University. He was a Fox International Fellow 2016/17 at Yale University. He has various teaching and research experiences at different levels, and he has been actively taking responsibilities in organizing academic and social events. Most recently, he served as a lead instructor at Yale Young Global Scholar program during summer 2017. He joined NELC at Yale as a Lector in Turkish for the fall term of 2017.