Dr. Gurur Ertem

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Dr. Gurur Ertem is a sociologist, dancer, and performance studies scholar. She is currently a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität (Berlin), and teaches at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (Department of Dance) and Boğaziçi University (Department of Sociology). Ertem’s trans-disciplinary work combines the arts, social, and political theory in particular dialogue with Hannah Arendt scholarship. She is the recipient of Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry Fellowships. Ertem has served as a jury member for the German Dance Platform 2020 and the International Coproduction Program of the Goethe Institute. Ertem curated the iDANS Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance (Istanbul, 2006-2014). Her recent publications include Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Movement (Passagen, 2018), co-edited with Sandra Noeth.