Burcu Baykan

Burcu Baykan

Assistant Professor Doctor

Office: FA 305

COMD 203 // Media Studies I
COMD 204 // Media Studies 2
COMD 442 // Special Topics in Visual Studies
COMD 512 // Foundations in Visual Studies
COMD 514 // Identity Space and Image
GRA 207 // Conceptual Design

• B.F.A., Graphic Design, Bilkent University, 2008
• M.A., Media and Visual Studies, Bilkent University, 2010
• Ph.D., Digital Arts and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, 2016.

Burcu Baykan received her doctorate in Digital Arts and Humanities Ph.D Program from Trinity College Dublin, School of Creative Arts, and her M.A in Media and Visual Studies Program from Bilkent University. She was a graduate fellow at Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute between 2014-2016. Her research primarily focuses on posthuman subjectivity and the question of the non-human (‘environment’, ‘animals’, ‘machines’ and ‘technology’) in visual arts, including film, performance art, video art, installation, sculpture, eco- and bio-art. She tackles these issues through the lens of various philosophers and cultural theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Henri Bergson, Donna Haraway, Katherine Hayles, Brian Massumi and Rosi Braidotti. Her other interests include media theory, graphic design research and practice.

Dr. Baykan teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in media studies, critical theory and contemporary art & design practices. She has presented her research at international conferences and had her work published in anthologies by Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Brill, Lexington Books and McFarland Press, as well as in CINEJ: Cinema Journal.

Research Interests
Critical Theory and Media Studies, Continental Philosophy and Aesthetics, Critical Posthumanities and Posthumanism, Deleuze & Guattari Studies and Contemporary Art/Cinema, The Body in Film and Visual Arts, Performance Art Research, Human-Animal Studies, Eco/cultural Studies of Science-Technology-Embodiment, Graphic Design Practice and Research.

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