Aysehan Julide Etem

Ph.D. Student

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    documentary, ethnography, new media history, space and place, race, identity, Italian cinema, migration, filmmaking,


    Aysehan Jülide Etem is currently a Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University. Her research interests include documentary, ethnography, new media history, and spatial imagination. Some of her recent investigations have focused on the multipurposefulness of American educational films about Turkey, the representation of refugees in media, and the cultural, ethnic, racial, national, religious attributes of identity formation.

    In addition to an active research agenda, Jülide has taught courses on race, ethnicity, Italian language, culture and film, and site-specific art.   Before studying at IU, Jülide received a B.A. degree in Studio Art: Film, Installation, and Performance Art, as well as a B.A. and a M.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Virginia. She has also presented at several national conferences on Italian cinema and Turkish television.

    As an independent filmmaker, Jülide has made several experimental films as well as short documentaries: Trolley (2011) and Will Work For Words (2012), both of which premiered at the Virginia Film Festival.