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Ece Algan

Ece Algan



Communication & Media
Office Phone(909) 537-7469
Office LocationUH-201.15
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Office Phone(909) 537-7469
Office LocationUH-201.15


Ph.D. Ohio University


International Communication

Media and Culture

Media and the Middle East

Audience Research and Analysis

Ethnography of Communication

Feminist Contributions to Communication Theories

Gender, Race and Media

Communication Theory

Critical Approaches to Communication

Digital Media and Communication

Media History and Institutions

Research and Teaching Interests

My scholarly interests range widely, from globalization and digital media, international communication, local and community media, to national/cultural/youth identities, modernity, media ethnography and audiences even though they are all rooted in my training in media and cultural studies.

My research focuses on the role of local and community media in cultural politics –especially ethnic and religious—as articulated within and against today’s global, digital and transmedia environment. I am particularly interested in Kurdish and Islamist media formations in Turkey. I also study the impact of the commercialized and privatized national mediascape on Turkish national/cultural identity and the public sphere. Women’s access to and use of information technologies in the Middle East is another area of inquiry for me.