Vuslat Demirkoparan Katsanis is a Turkish-born Los Angeles-based scholar and practicing artist working at the intersection of multiple expressive traditions. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, with a certificate of emphasis in Critical Theory and an M.A. in Visual Studies. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Soka University, where she teaches interdisciplinary courses on writing and visual culture. Her scholarly works have been published by Routledge, Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events, and Necessary Fiction. Her art has appeared at the Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Los Angeles and the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.