Banu Karaca works at the intersection of political anthropology and critical theory, art, aesthetics, cultural policy, museums, and feminist memory studies. Her publications interrogate arts censorship, gender and visual literacy, and questions of restitution. She is the author of The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany (2021) and co-editor of Women Mobilizing Memory (2019). Karaca is the co-founder of Siyah Bant, a research platform that documents censorship in the arts in Turkey. With the support of a European Research Council Consolidator Grant, Karaca continues her research on how looted and dispossessed art has shaped the legal and scholarly knowledge production on art in Turkey and the wider European context at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.