Aylin Kuryel completed her PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation explores the relationship between nationalism and imagery by focusing on “image acts” and “visual communities”.
Her areas of interest are nationalism, image politics, visual culture, art and resistance. She is the co-editor of Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (Rodopi, 2010), Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (Iletisim Press, 2015), Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences (Iletisim Press, 2017). She has been involved in art projects/exhibitions and has completed documentaries.