The ERC project “STAGING-ABJECTION - Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and Its Diasporas,” conducted by Kadir Has University faculty member Dr. Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay, has started on May 1, 2020.
“Staging National Abjection” will focus on minoritarian theatre practices to analyze the key role European-style theatre has played in nation-building in Turkey. Combining archival and ethnographic research, the project will investigate how theatre has functioned as a site for the negotiation of the politics of belonging in Turkey and its diasporas since the 19th century. The project, supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euros, aims to be one of the most comprehensive critical studies on theatre in Turkey.
Project details : https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/852216
Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay
Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay received his PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. He held postdoctoral positions at New York University, University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. In 2019-2020, he returned to Turkey as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Sabancı University. Currently he is a visiting scholar in the Department of Visual Communication at Kadir Has University.