Cagdas Acar is a PhD student in Ottoman and Turkish Studies. His research interests include the travel of theories, the global history of the literary avantgarde and how translation is instrumentalized in the introduction of new ideas, concepts and ideologies in Turkey and during the Ottoman past. He is a member of Translators' Society in Turkey (CEVBIR) and has so far translated novels by Hubert Selby Jr. and J. G. Ballard as well as short stories by Conan Doyle. He worked as an adjunct instructor in Istanbul Arel University and Bogazici University teaching translation technologies and project management. In 2014 he was given "Elif Ertan New Voice in Translation" Award by Translation&Interpreting Association Turkey. Cagdas holds a BA degree from Bogazici University in Translation and Interpreting Studies and an MA degree from KU Leuven in Western Literature.