Umut Mert Gurses


Umut Mert Gurses

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Teaching Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Game Studies
  • Media Studies


  • BS in Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • MA in Media and Visual Studies, Bilkent University, Turkey

Umut is interested in media studies, and in the concept of capitalist realism. Currently, he plans to further investigate financialized capitalism and its reflection on everyday life through films, video games, and meme culture.