Nihal Armağan Ersoy was born in İzmir in 1979. Having received her BA in Translation-Interpreting from Boğaziçi University in 2002, she began her MA in European Studies at Izmir University of Economics in the same year. She completed her MA with a dissertation titled “Changing Patterns in Turkey-EU relations: From Eligibility to Candidacy and Beyond” in 2004. She started her PhD at Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Europan Studies in 2008. She is working on her dissertation now. Her professional interests are the translation of EU texts and Legal English. She has articles and translations published in different years. She joined the IUE staff in 2003.