Özgür Cicek is a film scholar who received her Ph.D. from Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture program at Binghamton University in NY. She was a visiting scholar at Brandenburg Centre for Media studies (ZeM), and Luigi Einaudi Chair Scholar at the European Studies Institute of Cornell University. Her research interests include national/transnational cinemas, 'minor' cinemas, migrant cinemas, memory studies, and documentary filmmaking. For her current project, she examines the motivations and dynamics behind Kurdish filmmaking in Germany, through interrogating how the film as a form functions for releasing/representing the undocumented memories of Kurdish people who have been migrating to Germany since the 1960s.
Dr. Özgür Cicek
Einstein Guest Researcher