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Mert Dilek is an MPhil candidate in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Cambridge, where he is the recipient of the Baer Pettit Studentship in the Humanities by Trinity College. His current research interests include Victorian and modernist poetry, modern and contemporary drama, and dramaturgy. He holds a B.A. with distinction in English and Political Science (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University. His work in the Yale English department has been awarded the John Hubbard Curtis Prize, the Sholom and Marcia Herson Scholarship Prize, and the Lloyd Mifflin Prize. 

Outside of his studies, Mert works as a graphic designer, collaborates with theatre-makers, and goes to the theatre whenever possible.