Yesim joined the LYNX - Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of Images research unit as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in December 2014. She is the coordinator of the project, “Direct and Indirect Impacts of Lucca Comics & Games” and was also awarded a research grant in 2016 from the Cultural and Creative Spillovers Project, a European partnership for testing innovative methods to evaluate cultural and creative spillovers.
Yesim obtained her PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from the IMT Lucca and holds a MA degree in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education (Maastricht University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Bogazici University). She has worked in various cultural institutions, such as Europa Nostra Istanbul Office and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and is a founding member of Europa Nostra – Turkey. Her research interests cover institutionalisation practices in the arts and culture field, impacts of cultural policies and temporary events.