Deniz Aktaş (1994) is a cultural anthropology master student at Utrecht University. He has completed his bachelor degree at University College Maastricht, where he majored in sociology and cultural studies. His thesis examined the ways in which socio-economic status and discourses on race and ethnicity in the Netherlands impact the (re)negotiation of Turkish-descent second generation migrants’ identities. His main research interests are critical race theory, whiteness, intersectionality, and disability studies. Currently, he is doing a research internship at basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on commons, assemblism, and activism. In his spare time, Deniz enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset.
Updated May 2018