Itır Erhart joins reseach team to study one of Europe’s most contentious public protests

YmSPKCPZ.jpegThe University of Brighton has won a £250,000 grant to study one of Europe’s most contentious public protests and examine how social media has opened up a new avenues to voice opposition.
The project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will last 16 months and will be led by Dr McGarry with Professor Catherine Moriarty, Professor of Art and Design History, and Dr Olu Jenzen, Senior Lecturer, acting as co-investigators. Dr Umut Korkut from Glasgow Caledonian University and Dr Itır Erhart from Bilgi University, Istanbul, make up the project team (News source).

Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje’den kitap bölümü

3875658Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje ‘nin (BİLGİ Reklamcılık Programı) kaleme aldığı “Afetlerle Kalkınmada Doğal Kaynak: Gönüllülük” adlı çalışma, editörüğünü Murat Tiryakioğlu‘nun üstlendiği “Afetlerle Kalkınma: Tecrübeler, Politikalar ve Beklentiler” adlı Efil Yayınevi tarafından basılan kitapta yayımlandı.




CFP Feminist Media Histories: Special Issue on Data

2-cover-source“Data” has enormous cultural currency in the world today. Most of us understand that corporations are encoding and analyzing our habits, preferences, and behaviors on a massive scale. Personalized music suggestions, predictive policing, and Amazon recommendations are all part of this pervasive data regime. Discussions of this regime, and of data more generally, tend to focus on the present. But the concept of data also has a history, one embedded in a range of cultural, political, and material contexts. Building upon recent feminist scholarship that has drawn our attention to the various ways data shapes twenty first-century life–how data affects our experience of gender, how the effects of gendered data are felt differently across racial lines, and what feminist theory might bring to data and its visualization, to name only a few–this issue seeks to model how feminist histories of data might help us chart a range of unexplored futures.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Data and media.
  • Data and history.
  • Data and narrative.
  • Data and gender.
  • Data and method.
  • Data as concept.
  • Data as politics.
  • Data as agent.
  • Data in the world.
Interested contributors should contact guest editors Miriam Posner and Lauren Klein 
directly, sending a 300-word proposal no later than June 30, 2016:

Contributors will be notified by July 15, 2016; articles will be due October 1, 2016.


Hande Çayır’dan doktora tez savunması

1471918_10152360854550830_414642176_n.jpgBİLGİ İletişim Bilimleri Doktora Programı öğrencilerimizden Hande Çayır bitirme tezini  17 Mayıs Salı günü saat 16.00’da E4-116 no’lu odada sunacaktır. Prof.Dr. Feride Çiçekoğlu’nun danışmanlığını yürüttüğü Documentary as Autoethnography: A Case Study Based on the Changing Surnames of Women” başlıklı tezin savunması ilgilenen herkesin katılımına açıktır.

Article co-authored by Feyda Sayan Cengiz

c02775395“Overcome your anger if you are a man: Silencing women’s agency to voice violence against women”, co-authored by Feyda Sayan Cengiz, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor at ifbilgi) is published by the SSCI-indexed “Women’s Studies International Forum“:

“This study traces the relation between male violence and masculinist norms that attribute political agency exclusively to men. Through critical analysis of a recent campaign initiated as an effort to fight violence against women in Turkey by addressing men as the only agents endowed with agency to solve the problem, we explore the ways in which this discourse risks marginalizing women who seek empowerment through women’s solidarity. The analysis of newspaper columns supporting and promoting the campaign uncovers three patterns of the discursive ground on which the campaign stands: (1) the assumption of a “cultural particularity” in Turkey nested in the traditional family structure which should allegedly be left unquestioned; (2) glorification of values attributed to the masculine; (3) taking violence as an individual problem of “anger management.” We argue that this campaign is inimical to the aim it declares because by marginalizing feminist efforts to question the social and structural patterns of male violence, it deprives women of political agency essential in the struggle against this problem.”

 The following link provides free access to the article until June 23, 2016: