Ekin Pinar

Lecturer in Cinema Studies

Ekin Pinar is a Ph.D. candidate at the History of Art department at University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.Arch. from Middle East Technical University in Architecture and her two M.A’s from University of Pennsylvania in History of Art and Middle East Technical University in History of Art and Architecture, respectively. Her areas of interest include modern and contemporary art, cinema studies, history of experimental film and visual culture, expanded cinema, documentary and non-fiction modes, critical theory, and feminism and gender studies. Her articles on futurist sculpture; experimental ethnographic film; and animality in French New Wave have been published in essay collections and visual culture journals. She served as a Zigrosser Fellow and a Film Intern at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellow in Penn Humanities Forum, and as a Sachs Fellow of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a book project on Canyon Collective, an experimental film group active in the Bay Area in the sixties and seventies.


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