Project Advisor: Professor Jens Eder


Jens Eder studied philosophy and literature with a focus on media. He worked for several years in media practice, including in the field of screenwriting. After writing a book on narrative structures in popular film, he completed his doctorate in 2002 on characters in feature films and habilitated in 2011 with a thesis on emotions in audiovisual media. From 1999, he taught film, media and communication studies at the universities of Hamburg, Mainz and Mannheim. Since 2017 he has been working at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in the interdisciplinary professorship for storytelling and aesthetics.

Project Researcher: Şirin Fulya Erensoy


Şirin is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doctoral Fellow at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She received her Phd in Cinema and Media Research from Bahçeşehir University in 2017. Her academic work has focused on gender in genre cinema, video activism as an alternative media practice, and censorship in documentary film practice in Turkey. Şirin was the host of Medyascope TV’s English news bulletin This Week in Turkey from 2019-2021 and worked as a lecturer in Film and Television at Istanbul Bilgi University. She also has practical work experience in documentary film production.