Ilayda Ustel

Ilayda Ustel

Ilayda Ustel

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Teaching Associate

Office Hours

Wednesdays 2-3 pm (EST) via Zoom, or by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Social and Political Theory
  • 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 third 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 political subjecthood and social control, embodiment and vulnerability, politics of space and place, and both online and offline activism.