A London-based, Istanbul-born dual British-Turkish citizen and an MA graduate of contemporary literature from the universities of York (BA Hons, 2012) and Oxford (MSt, 2013), I am a bilingual Arts journalist freelancing for digital and print publications in both the UK and Turkey, including Art Review, Istanbul Art News, AnOther Magazine and The Economist. With versatile experience that spans writing and researching editorial; digital and social media strategy; proofreading and translating, I have particular strengths within art criticism, film reviews, interviews and multimedia content. I am also experienced in commissioning articles; sourcing images; and organizing both myself and my contacts so as to meet a variety of concurrent deadlines. Open to in-house and distance freelance writing and editing opportunities.
Web and print articles, interviews and features for: Aesthetica Magazine, ArtReview, The Economist Books and Arts, AnOther Magazine, Little White Lies, Suitcase Mag, ElectricLit, House Seven (Soho House), This Is Tomorrow, Africa In Words, Istanbul Art News, Apollo Magazine, XOXO The Mag, The Sybarite.
Academic writing published in peer-reviewed journals Senses of Cinema (Issue 68, 2013), Life Writing (Vol 11, 2014), Postgraduate English (No 29, 2014) and Literature/Film Quarterly (43:2, 2015). ?- Panel chair and participant, African Literature Association Conference 2015 (University of Bayreuth, Germany) - Participant, Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2015 (University of Leicester, UK)
Production Designer and 1st AD on OUFF Student Shorts 2013