Communication Studies (Communication and Media Studies)
After receiving my BA and MA degrees in Cultural Studies at Sabancı University, I continued my PhD research at Marmara University Faculty of Communication Department of Advertising, where I was enrolled as a research assistant. After finishing my PhD thesis on social movements and brand communities, my first book in Turkish was published under the title "Nation Branding: Theory and Practice" (2017). My second book, "Media Representations of the Cultural Other in Turkey" was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. I am currently employed as an associate professor at Marmara University Faculty of Communication. My research areas include media and cultural studies in Turkey, critical studies on advertising and branding, visual culture, gender and feminism.