Rüstem Ertuğ Altinay, PhD

Research Team Member

E-mail: Rüstem Ertuğ Altinay

Short Biography

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay obtained his PhD in Performance Studies at New York University in 2016. After spending a year as a Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU, Ertuğ joined Professor Ayşe Çağlar’s research team in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna as an Ernst Mach Postdoctoral Fellow. He then held an Incoming Fellowship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a visiting lectureship at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Ertuğ is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Sabancı University and maintains his affiliation with Professor Çağlar’s team. His primary areas of research are queer and feminist performance and literature, theories of media and performance, memory studies, and material culture, with a focus on Turkey. Ertuğ’s work on Turkey’s minoritarian performance cultures has culminated in his ERC Starting Grant project Staging National Abjection: Theater and Politics in Turkey and Its Diasporas, which will initiate in February 2020. Ertuğ has co-edited a special issue on Turkey and its diasporas for Comparative Drama. He is currently co-editing two other special issues on popular culture archives for The Journal of Popular Culture and Archives and Records, and completing a book on queer dramatic literature in Turkish. Ertuğ is also a playwright, dramaturg, and translator.