Fotograaf: Nur Ozgenalp

mw. N. (Nur) Ozgenalp

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
  • Bezoekadres
    BG 1
    Turfdraagsterpad 9  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam


Nur Özgenalp is a PhD Researcher at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. She is a Film and Television Studies scholar. Her PhD project concentrates on cultural, political, and social transformations by examining storytelling elements of television series and fiction film in relation to macropolitical movements. She is extensively experienced in filmmaking, screenwriting, and journalism as well as academia.



2010 – date:   PhD, ASCA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

                            promoter: Prof. Dr. Patricia Pisters

                            provisional doctoral thesis title: Televisual-image: Micropolitics of serial storytelling


2009 – 2010:  PhD research, Cinema and Media Studies, with bursary, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.

                            promoter: Prof. Dr. Selim Eyuboglu

                            provisional doctoral thesis title: Cyborgization and Decyborgization


2003 – 2006:  MA, Film and Television, Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Istanbul Bilgi University,


                            promoter: Prof. Dr. Tuna Erdem

                            masters thesis title: Final Girl vs. Serial Killer: A Psychoanalytical Analysis of Female Victim-Heroes in Serial Killer Films


1996 – 2002:  BA, Cinema-TV (Film Making), Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul.


1993 – 1996:  Associate's degree, Italian Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul.



Waiting for Rocko (2004)

Walls (2002); film screenings: Walls, Filmmor Women’s Films Festival 2004; METU Film Festival 2004

The Stick (2000)

The Chest (2000)

Virtual Reality (1999)




2015 – date: Lecturer, SAE, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

                            Editing Theory and History

                            Advanced Editing

                            Influential Directors and Influential Films

                            Sound and Image


                            Student Films Evaluations

                            Film Festivals


2012 – 2015: Coordinator, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

                            ASCA Deleuze Reading Group

                            Annual ASCA Deleuze Conference


2008 – 2012: Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.

                            Media, Culture, and Technology

                            Film History and Aesthetics

                            Cinema in Turkey


2008 – 2012: Lecturer, Academy Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

                            Film Grammar

                            History of Cinema



2010 – 2010: Research project assistant, The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey, Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, Turkey.

Project title: The Legislation and Inspection Activities and Roles of Female Deputies in Turkey 1935–2007.


2008 – 2010: Teaching assistant, Adler International Learning Program, Istanbul, Turkey.

                           Guest lecturer, Support for Modern Life Association, Istanbul, Turkey.


2003 – 2004: Teaching assistant, Department of TV Journalism, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

                            TV Programming

                            Online Journalism

                            Radio Programming

                            Audio-Visual Communication Techniques

                            Broadcast Announcing

                            Comparative Broadcasting Practices

                            Special Topics in Television Programming

                            Thesis Writing and Thesis Project


  •  ‘Lütfen, hafızanızdaki siyasi tarih boşluklarını dizilerle doldurun! - 2000 sonrası Türkiye’de televizyon dizilerinde nostalji’ (‘Please fill the blanks of political history in your memory with television series – Nostalgia in Turkish television series after 2000’) New directions in Turkish film studies XII, Cinema and Memory (ed.) Deniz Bayrakdar. Baglam Publishing, 2016. (ISBN: 9786059911191)
  • ‘Zombie Narratives: Critics on Capitalism from Dawn of the Dead to Resident Evil’ International Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology Vol.XV, No.6, 2012.
  • ‘Little Mermaids Swimming in the Patriarchal Seas’ Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil (ed.) Paul Yoder and Peter Mario Kreuter, 2nd Edition, 2004. E-book. (ISBN: 1-904710-21-2) 

Lectures and Presentations (Selection)

  • ‘Jon Snow and Daenerys Targeryan vote for the HDP: Micro- and macro-politics of becoming-other’ Coils of Politics and Aesthetics, International ASCA Deleuze Conference, UvA, July 2015.
  •  ‘Televisual Resistance: Political potentials of television series’ Artistic practice as an alternative to news media, Carism, Paris 2, June 2015.
  • ‘Cinematic storytelling: Film as a language system’ Film Seminar, SAE Institute Amsterdam, February 2015.
  •  ‘Becoming-woman in Once upon a time: Feminist practices on television’ LUCAS Graduate Conference 2015, Breaking the Rules! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions. Leiden, January 2015.
  • ‘Resisting brains: Neuro-politics of Dollhouse’ The 2014 ASCA International Conference and Workshop, Amsterdam, April 2014.
  • ‘Echoing brains and bodies: Memory politics of Dollhouse’ Film- Philosophy Conference: Beyond Film, Amsterdam, July 2013.
  • ‘Neither here nor there: Opening titles on the fringes’ The 2013 ASCA International Conference and Workshop: “Practicing Theory”, Amsterdam, April 2013.
  • ‘Fringe Memories’ The NECS 2012 Conference: Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory, Lisbon, June 2012.
  • ‘Do not forget to take your daily violence by watching television series today!’ The 3rd Biennial Gender Studies Conference, International Conference on Gender / Violence, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, April 2012.
  • ‘Slow and close journeys in high-speed and far away space’ The 2012 ASCA International Conference and Workshop: “Practicing Theory”, Amsterdam, March 2012. 
  •  ‘The lightness of being somebody else’ UvA 2011 Graduate Student Conference - What Happens Next: The Mechanics of Serialization, University of Amsterdam, March 2011.
  • ‘Forgetting and Remembering the Unfinished Business’ The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop: “Practicing Theory”, Amsterdam, March 2011.

Workshop and Academic Activities (Selection)

  • Organizer, The Annual National Deleuze Scholarship Conference: Machinic Ecologies, UvA, 2016
  • Organizer, International ASCA Deleuze Conference, UvA, 2014 and 2015.
  • Organizer, ASCA/NICA Masterclass with John Protevi, UvA, 2015.
  • Participant, Deleuze Camps, Lisbon 2013 and Istanbul 2014.
  • Participant in 2011 and 2013, Presenter in 2014, Magis International Film Studies Spring School, Udine and Gorizia, 2011 – 2014.
  • Director, BilgiTV, Istanbul Bilgi University, 2003 – 2004.
  • Academic representative, Social Sciences Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University, 2003-2004.
  • Coordinator of the Film Group and Participant in Fine Arts Group ‘Ecoart’ Workshop, Sicily, 1998.
  • Drama group participant, ‘Efetto Venezia’, Livorno Festival, Livorno, Italy, 1997.
  • Participant, Cinema Project, Legambiente International Youth Camp, Rome, Italy, 1997.
  • Participant, Cinema Project, ‘Hai Visto Quinto’, Rome, Italy, 1997.
  • Participant, Z1 Film Workshop, Istanbul 1996.
  • Participant, Scriptwriting Workshop with Safa Onal OKM, Istanbul University, 1995.
  • Participant, Cinema Club, OKM, Istanbul University, 1995.
  • Participant, Photography Club, OKM, Istanbul University, 1995.
  • Director of the play, Mahmud ile Yezida by Murathan Mungan, Drama Club, OKM, Istanbul University, 1994.
  • Representative, from Turkey, Lions Exchange Program, Sicily, Italy, 1992.


  • Ozgenalp, N. (2004). "Little Mermaids Swimming in the Patriarchal Seas". In P. Yoder, & P. M. Kreuter (Eds.), Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. [details]
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