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Kadir Has University

Visual Communication Design

Kadir Has University, Kadir Has Cd., Cibali, Fatih, 34083, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Interests

Theories of media and performance, queer and feminist performance and literature, memory studies, material culture, Turkey


Topics to speak on:

Art and Politics, Diversity, Gender and Sexuality


I received my PhD in Performance Studies from New York University in 2016. After spending a year at NYU as a Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, I joined the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2019-2020, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Sabancı University. My work on Turkey’s minoritarian performance cultures has recently culminated in my ERC Starting Grant project “Staging National Abjection: Theater and Politics in Turkey and Its Diasporas,” which I conduct at Kadir Has University. I am also a playwright, dramaturg, and dramatic translator.


European Research Council Starting Grant

Young Scientist Award (BAGEP), Science Academy, Turkey

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship

Incoming Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Ernst Mach Grant, Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Core Curriculum Program, New York University