Yektan Türkyilmaz received his PhD from the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He taught courses at University of Cyprus, Sabancı, Bilgi, Duke, and California State Universities addressing the debates around the notions of collective violence, memory making and reconciliation, and politics of music. He is working on his book manuscript based on his dissertation, Rethinking Genocide: Violence and Victimhood in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1915, that addresses the conflict in Eastern Anatolia in the early 20th century and the memory politics around it. Finally, Türkyilmaz has also been writing commentaries and lecturing on the ongoing political upheavals in Turkey. Putting the country’s turbulent history in in relation with the recent radical transformations in capitalism and governmentality at the global scale his new project tackles the making of popular authoritarianism, institutional disintegration and their implications in the realm of popular culture. He is currently a EUME fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin.