I studied for my Ph.D. at CARMAH at Humboldt University, under the supervision of Professor Sharon Macdonald with a thesis on Turkish historical museums and memory cultures. This turned into my first book, Museums, Emotion and Memory Culture: the politics of the past in Turkey.
I am a Lecturer in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University. My current work engages with marginalised communities whose heritages have been supressed. Although I’m interested in this problem at a global scale, I work in particular with the Greek Communities of Istanbul. My work links anthropological heritage and memory research with digital practice and filmmaking. My current memory map is available here and current film is here.