Aylin Vartanyan Dilaver
CAGS, Ph.D. candidate
Aylin Vartanyan Dilaver holds an MA degree in German Literature from Columbia University. She is an instructor of Critical Reading and Writing at Bogazici University, İstanbul. Since 2006 she has been actively involved at the Peace Education Center at the same university organizing conferences, preparing curricula and facilitating workshops for educators, counselors, students, youth and NGO workers on conflict transformation from an expressive arts perspective. She had her first formal training in Theater of the Oppressed by Julian Boal in 2009 and has integrated Augusto Boal's approach to her workshops in formal and non-formal educational settings since then. Since 2014 she has been facilitating the course called Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation at Bogazici University. As of February 2021, she has become a member and facilitator of the freshly established Expressive Arts Institute in Istanbul. She is also one of the founders of the Parrhesia collective, a social media and online platform addressing issues of indigeneity, gender and temporality from a standpoint of Armenian women from Istanbul, Lebanon and Europe with the hope of collaborating with indigenous women from other parts of the world.