Assist. Prof. Dr. Nil Mutluer completed her PhD with the dissertation ‘Tactics in Between: Gendered Citizenship and Everyday Life of Internally Displaced Kurdish Men in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul’ at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She has taught courses on gender, nationalism, urbanisation, migration, communication, and everyday life at Istanbul Bilgi University, Kadir Has University and Fatih. She is the editor of States of Gender: The Intersectional Borders of Gender in Turkey (2008) and States of National: Citizenship and Nationalism, Are We Aware of?(2008). She is also the consultant of the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Award-winning documentary called Me and Nuri Bala (2009) about the life story of the first feminist transvestite stand up artist Esmeray.
Ayşe Gül Altınay (Sabanci University, Istanbul) works on militarism, (post)memory, genocide, violence and gender. Among her publications are The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); and The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of “Lost” Armenians in Turkey (with Fethiye Cetin, trans. Maureen Freely, Transaction, 2014). Since 2003, Altınay has been co-hosting the weekly radio program Hikayenin Kadin Hali (The Women’s Side of the Story) on Acik Radyo (Open Radio) in Istanbul. In 2014, she co-curated (with Isin Onol) the exhibit Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing (Istanbul, DEPO).