Burin Yildiztekin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and the collaborative PhD program in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie at the intersections of social theory, cultural sociology, and sociology of religion, with strong interests in visual and material cultures. She earned her BSc summa cum laude in sociology—with concentration credits in psychology—at Hacettepe University, finishing first in the graduating classes of the Faculty of Letters. She received her MSc with distinction in sociology from the Middle East Technical University. Ever since an early age, Burin’s intellectual endeavours have been enriched by travelling, living, and studying in different parts of the world. These long-term experiences in diverse social environments have deepened her curiosity about various modes of human life, enhanced her cross-cultural fluency, and informed her holistic approach to her intellectual pursuits. International travel and an active involvement in the arts continue to inspire Burin both in her personal life and in her scholarly work. Currently, she is the Social Coordinator of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.