Pınar Zararsız is a PhD student in the History of Philosophy Department at the Faculty of Theology, Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey. She is also a Research Assistant in the same department and works as an Assistant Editor for İlahiyat Studies: A Journal On Islamic And Religious Studies.
Her PhD research examines the relationship between aesthetics, art and philosophy in contemporary discourse, specifically looking at the effect of "Dada philosophy" on the alteration/transformation of beauty from classical to postmodern art. She earned her BA in Art History from Hacettepe University, Ankara in 2009.
Following her studies at university, she interned at Cine-Tepecik Mound Excavation and the Bursa Archeology Museum. During those years, she also joined the Topkapı Palace Tiles Digital Database Project and interned at the Topkapı Palace Harem site. Subsequently, she was awarded a scholarship by the Turkish Ministry of National Education to study abroad in the United States after completing a language programme at the University of Pennsylvania. As a result, she completed her MA degree in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, in 2015. After gaining great experience in the USA, she prepared and directed the Young Heritage Preservers of Cumalıkızık Project (Cumalıkızık Patrimonitos Project/UNESCO World Heritage list) at Yildirim District National Education Directorate where she had worked in 2015-2016 when she returned to Turkey.
Recently, Pınar was awarded an ERASMUS scholarship through the Bursa Uludağ University Project Management Center to join the Woolf Institute as a researcher and trainee.
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