Golonu, Berin


Research Interests
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern contemporary art
  • Orientalist and late Ottoman painting and photography
  • art, activism and environmentalism in developing Asian countries
  • photographic histories of the Middle East
Dissertation Project

"Modernizing Nature/Naturalizing Modernization: Late Ottoman and Early Turkish Republican Landscape Imagery, 1876-1939"

Publications and Presentations
  • “From Elysian Fields to Municipal Parks: Depictions of Istanbul’s Changing Landscape in the 19th Century” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Chicago, 2014
  • “Artistic Strategies for Raising Environmental Awareness in Anatolia,” Eco-Aesthetics: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, UCL, 2013
  • “Osman Hamdi’s Orientalist Ethnographies and Ottoman Nationality” Association of Historians of Nineteenth Century Art, Graduate Symposium, New York, 2012
  • “Material Metaphors of Violence and Displacement in Mona Hatoum’s Sculptures” SBAI Graduate Conference on Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Rochester, 2011
  • Recipes for an Encounter, co-edited with Candice Hopkins and Marisa Jahn, Western Front Editions (2010)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship, The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan
  • Getty Library Research Grant, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
  • Celeste Hughes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies, University of Rochester
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant, University of Rochester
  • Provost Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • Residency Award, CEC Artslink, St. Petersburg and New York
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, Depart of Art, University at Buffalo, Fall 2016/Spring 2017
  • Teaching Fellowship, the Susan B. Anthony Institute of Gender and Women's Studies, Fall 2012
  • Teaching Assistant in the History of Modern Art, University of Rochester, Spring 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, MFA Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, WInter Quarter 2008
  • Teaching Assistant in the History of Architecture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Spring/Fall 2002