Ali Simsek
Ali Şimşek
He studied at Marmara University Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences. He worked as an editor in several publishing houses. His articles were published in Pasaj, Evrensel Kültür, Yeni Sinema, Yeni Film, soL, Cumhuriyet, Varlık, Sanat Eylemi, Üç Nokta and Bağımsız. Between 2008-2012, wrote articles on culture and art at Birgun Daily. He was the former publishing director of Yurt Newspaper’s culture and arts section.

He attended conferences in Boğaziçi, ODTÜ, Marmara, Bahçeşehir, ITU, Yıldız, Kültür and Yeditepe universities on middle classes and popular cultural strategies. Between 2004 and 2012, he lectured on media, globalization, popular culture and cinema at Bilgi University's Sociology and Cultural Studies Master's Program and Istanbul University's Communication Faculty. He currently writes art criticism on sanattatak.com.