Sezin (rhymes with Celine, not resin or season) Devi Koehler is the author of upcoming Much Ado About Keanu: Toward a Critical Reeves Theory, arriving September 2024 from Chicago Review Press. From the Publisher’s Weekly announcement the Much Ado About Keanu is: “A deep-dive examination of Keanu Reeves’ filmography and other creative outputs that highlights the importance of the actor as a multi-talented artist and trailblazer in the realm of Hollywood and beyond.”
She has also been an eclectic writer covering diverse beats since 2003 whose cultural commentary, reviews, and other essays have been featured on Looper, Black Girl Nerds, Bitch Magazine both in print and online, Ravishly, Broadly, Huffington Post, Sociological Images, The Displaced Nation, The Mary Sue, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel and more. She’s a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film and television critic with Black Girl Nerds specializing in anniversary editorials and more from an intersectional perspective.
On the flip side of writing, she was the commissioning editor for Enslow’s groundbreaking six-book Racial Literacy series. She’s currently working on a most excellent essay anthology about the social and other sciences of the Bill & Ted universe. And she’s curating Flowers Out of the Attic: Personal and Critical Perspectives of VC Andrews Dollanganger Saga, an essay collection about the shocking novel (and movie) that shaped many a young GenXer.
After having spent the majority of her life abroad — Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Thailand, India, Switzerland, France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Germany — Sezin now calls a hidden little Florida beach town home where she raises monarch butterflies and rehabilitates wounded orchids in her own yard. And yes, she totally has an orchid named Keanu.