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Nilgun Bayraktar

Nilgun Bayraktar is an assistant professor of film in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies with a designated emphasis in Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on migrant and diasporic cinema, transnational cinemas, the essay film, contemporary art, and performance. She recently curated the California College for the Arts exhibition “No Place Else: Dystopian Sci-fi Imagination,” which explored concepts such as the dystopian city, the posthuman, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, ecological crises, genetic manipulation, and retro-futurism. She is currently doing research on the intersections between artistic practice and global environmental and social issues such as climate change and mass displacement resulting from neoliberal capitalist practices around the world.