Cansu Civelek graduated from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She obtained her master’s degree at the Social and Cultural Anthropology Department at the University of Vienna. In 2015, she completed her first self-funded documentary movie called “Warning Karapınar! Voices from an Urban Regeneration” developed from her master’s thesis. In 2020, she received her doctoral degree from the Social and Cultural Anthropology Department in Vienna with a dissertation titled “Non-spectacular policy-making: Urban governance, silence, and dissent in an abortive renewal project in Eskişehir, Turkey”. Currently at the DI, she works on her book project that inquires urban policy-making and urban governance practices of Eskişehir’s municipal government while tackling the questions of collective silence and (de)politicization. Moreover, she develops a post-doctoral research project on Afghan refugees (in)access to health care system in Turkey.