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İlayda Üstel

İlayda Üstel

İlayda Üstel

Ph.D. Candidate, 2023-24 GAHDT Graduate Team Fellow


Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Visual Culture and New Media
  • Politics of Space and Place


  • M.A., Comparative Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam
  • B.A., Western Languages and Literatures, Bogazici University

Ilayda Ustel is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies. They hold a BA in Western Languages and Literatures from Bogazici University, and a MA in Comparative Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. Currently, Ilayda is interested in questions of embodiment and vulnerability, politics of space and place, and collective acts of resistance.