BA, MA, PhD-student, and teacher in Art History and Visual Studies.
My research interests include theories of photography and globalization. I have previously lived, studied and worked in different places around the world and I am interested in how wider globalized phenomena incarnate differently in different places. For my thesis I am looking at how contemporary photographers engage themselves with transforming ideas around cultural identity and belonging in Turkey and elsewhere. I am also interested in theories of visuality that go beyond familiar understandings of images as objects of representations and instead see images (in particular photographs) as embodied, situated and incarnated performances.
I teach at Masters-level on the subjects of photography, globalization and non-representational theory. I am also responsible for the course "Critical Approaches to Globalization in Visual Culture", which is offered as an elective course in the Masters program Visual Culture
2012, Stockholm University, Nordik 2012 Conference for Art History, Paper Title: On the Affectivity of Globalization and Contemporary Photography
2012, Lund University, Örenäs, Conference: Interventions into the Photographic, Paper title: Empathic Visions - Photographic Engagements & Globalized Space
2012, Aalto University, Helsinki, Conference: Helsinki Photomedia, Paper title: Globalization and Situated, Differences in Contemporary Photography
2011, Lund University, Seminar Series: Modern Turkey Seminar, Presentation title: Contemporary Photography in Turkey and Beyond
2011, The Bergen Center of Visual Culture, Bergen, Conference: Nomadikon, Paper title: Photographic gestures & situated belongings
2011, Swedish Research Institute, Istanbul, Seminar Series: SRII Open Research Seminar, Presentation title: Contemporary Photography in Turkey; Methodological Issues
2011, University of Barcelona, Conference: Visualizing Europe: The Geopolitical and Intercultural Boundaries of Visual Culture, Paper title: Photography, representation and movement in the late Ottoman Empire and contemporary Turkey
Recipient of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul's Big Stipend 2011
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