Ekin Enacar is a PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She specializes in the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East, with a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire. Her research interests include print culture, political satire, gender, identity and subject formation. Her dissertation, “We Laugh at Our Misery: Political Satire and Opposition in the Ottoman Empire (1908-1911)”, is a study of Ottoman popular press, specifically the satirical press in the Young Turk Era. She holds an MA degree in History from Bilkent University, Turkey.