Emine Yeniterzi graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Selçuk University Faculty of Letters in 1981.
She received her master’s degree with her thesis, “The Names of Prophet Muhammad in Classical Turkish Literature” in 1983 and PhD degree with the thesis of “Praising Poetry of the Prophet Muhammad [Na’t] in Divan Poetry” in 1989, both in the field of Classical Turkish Literature.
She continued her academic life at Selçuk University between 1981-2011, and Istanbul Medeniyet University between 2011-2015.
Currently she works at the Institute for Sufi Studies of Üsküdar University. Her major areas of study are: Classical Turkish poetry, text commentary, religious-moral-mystical masnavis, religious verse species and Jalâl al-Dîn Rûmî. She is the author of nine books and many articles in scholarly academic journals.