Aylin Kuryel is an academic working at the Literary and Cultural Analysis department of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. She completed her undergraduate education at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and her MA and PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam. Her fields of research include nationalism, image politics, aesthetics/resistance, and politics of emotions. She is the co-editor of Essays on Boredom (2020); Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences (2017); Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (2015); and Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (2010). She also works as a documentary filmmaker. Among her documentaries are Balcony and Our Dreams (2020), CemileSezgin (2020), Heads and Tails (2019), Welcome Lenin (2016), Image Acts (2015), and Taboo (2009). Kuryel lives and works in Amsterdam and Istanbul.