Ph.D. Ohio University
Media and Culture
Media and the Middle East
Audience Research and Analysis
Ethnography of Communication
Feminist Contributions to Communication Theories
Gender, Race and Media
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.