Dr. Sezgin Boynik lives and works in Helsinki. He has completed his Ph.D. in Jyväskylä University, Social Science department, on the cultural politics of Black Wave in Yugoslavia from 1963 to 1972. His research focuses on the relation between aesthetics and politics, punk, cultural nationalism, Situationist International, and Yugoslavian cinema. He has co-edited "Nationalism and Contemporary Art" (with Minna L. Henriksson, Rhizoma & EXIT, Prishtina, 2007), co-authored "History of Punk and Underground in Turkey, 1978-1999" (with Tolga Guldalli, BAS, Istanbul, 2008). He has published extensively on contemporary art, historical materialist aesthetics, Dusan Makavejev, Godard, anti-formalism, and much more. He is an editor of Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art.