Ekin Özdemirci is an assistant professor in film studies and is passionate about ecological living. Combining communication studies, women’s studies, and sociopolitical studies, her main research interest is filmic representations. Recently, she has been working on ecocinema and green filmmaking, focusing on the analysis of representations of the environment in Turkish films and examining environmental practices in the film industry. Between 2014 and 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Brunel University London, where she conducted research on environmental sustainability in the British film industry. In addition to her academic research, she participated in Findhorn Ecovillage's course on Applied Ecovillage Living, gained a permaculture design certificate, and visited ecological communities and sustainable living centers, where she did volunteer work. Ekin is part of an NGO in Turkey that aims to create projects combining ecology and art. She also writes about ethical consumption and ecological living. At the Rachel Carson Center, she will be working on her book project about green filmmaking in European film industries, as well as an article about ecological identities in New Turkish Cinema.