Enis Demirer

PhD Student

Areas of Interest

  • Memory
  • Queer Aesthetic Practices
  • Queer Cultural Studies
  • Visual Studies
  • Aesthetics of Joy
  • Archives


Enis Demirer is a PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. His research interests lie in the intersection of queer theory, memory, cultural and visual studies, and the aesthetics of joy. His research at WGSI will be emphasizing joy as an aesthetic practice, following its creative expressions, and approaching it as a form of collective memory. Questions of the everyday, the archive, and subversive ways of engaging with archives have also been occupying him through his graduate studies. He is also interested in translating articles and texts on queer, gender, and sexuality related topics between English and Turkish.

Program: PhD 2022


2018, Bogazici University, BA History and Sociology

2019, London School of Economics, MSc Sociology

2022, Sabanci University, MA Cultural Studies


Supervisor: Dina Georgis


2022, “Maryam Şahinyan’ın Stüdyo Arşivinde Çarka Çıkmak: Kişiselle Toplumsal Arasında Arşivin Başkalaşan Anlamları [Cruising Maryam Şahinyan's Studio Photographic Archive: Intertwining Meanings of the Archive between the Personal and the Public]” Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Nazım Hikmet Kültür ve Araştırma Merkezi Lisansüstü Buluşmaları 2022: Sosyal ve Beşeri Bilimler, Istanbul, Turkey