Banu Karaca

Banu Karaca (Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Center-CUNY) is a Visiting Scholar at Sabanci University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is currently completing a manuscript, which examines how divergent claims regarding the civic, political and economic impact of art are mediated in the art worlds of Berlin and Istanbul. Some of her recent publications interrogate the politics of intercultural exchange programs in the EU (International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2010), current modes of art censorship in Turkey (New Perspectives on Turkey, 2011; Toplum ve Bilim, 2012), and Istanbul’s 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe tenure (The Cultural Politics of Europe, 2013). Banu is the co-funder of “Black Ribbon”, a research platform that documents and analyzes censorship in the arts throughout Turkey, and continues her research on the possibilities and limitations of art in reconciliation processes.