Özlem Güçlü is an Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey, where she teaches on film and media. She is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Film Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her current research focuses on contemporary cinema of Turkey, representations of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, national identity and memory in the cinema of Turkey, and the social and political history of Turkey. She is the editor of the special issue Yatay Direniş: Gezi Deneyimi [Horizontal Resistance: Experience of Gezi Park] of Teorik Bakış (2013) and co-editor of Queer Tahayyül [Queer Imagination] (2013). Her recent publications include “Oooh! Belinda” and ‘Waiting for the Clouds” in Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (2013); “Gender, Family and Home(land) in Contemporary Turkish Cinema” in Contemporary Cultures of Resistance in the Middle East: Literature, Cinema and Music (2013); and “My Only Sunshine” and “A Run for Money” in World Film Locations: Istanbul (2012), among others.