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Ceren Özpınar

Dr Ceren Özpınar is a historian specialising in art, visual culture, historiography and exhibitions in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her research focuses on the relationship between gender, identity and art since 1960 with a special focus on Turkey and its diasporas, and the Middle East. Ceren is currently Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Brighton. Her latest book, a co-edited volume titled Under The Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from The Middle East and North Africa Today, is published by Oxford University Press in 2020. Her first monograph The Art Historiography in Turkey (1970-2010) was published in 2016 by Tarih Vakfi Press. Ceren is currently completing her second monograph, which is also forthcoming with Oxford University Press. This book is building on her postdoctoral research project entitled “Re-visiting Feminist Temporalities in Art and Art History in Turkey from the 1970s onwards.” Ceren’s recent research project investigates creative works produced within the diasporic Kurdish communities in the UK.

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