Dr. Eylül Fidan Akıncı received a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center-City University of New York (CUNY). She works independently as a dramaturg and performer across choreography, theatre, and visual arts between the U.S., Europe, and Turkey. Akıncı’s writing on dance and performance has appeared in academic and popular publications such as TDR: The Drama Review and Etcetera Mag, and is forthcoming in Performance Research. She also published on public protests in Turkey, “Sacred Children, Accursed Mothers: Performativities of Necropolitics and Mourning in Neoliberal Turkey” in Performance in a Militarized Culture (eds. Sara Brady and Lindsey Mantoan, Routledge, 2017). As an educator, Akıncı has been teaching at Hunter College and Baruch College of CUNY and giving workshops on dramaturgy and dance history.