Burcu Gümüş is an Econometrics graduate from Uludag University, MBA degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and is currently a PhD candidate of Communication Science in İstanbul Bilgi University. She is currently working as a program manager of markaokulu at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Research interests: consumer behavior, technology, ubiquitous computing.
Onur Sesigür got his BSc in Physics from Middle East Technical University and his MA in Audio Production from University of Westminster. He is currently a PhD candidate in Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University. He previously worked as a sound designer, music producer and post-production coordinator in TV and advertising before his current occupation as a client relations manager in an international digital music and film distributor. He is one of the co-founders and writers of online arts, culture and politics magazine vesaire.org.
Research interests: digital music, culture industries, popular music, music sociology.
Melike Özmen completed her B.A. in Visual Arts and Design/Graphic Design in Başkent University in 2008, and M.A. in Visual Communication Design in Yeditepe University in 2012. Currently she is a research assistant in the Communication Design and Management Department, Visual Communication Design Program and a PhD candidate in Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University with a concentration on information design.
Her research interests include information design, transmedia storytelling and urban communication. More specifically, her work examines designer’s personal experience as a user in context of designing information.
Yuan Zhang is a lecturer in Translation Studies Department of Okan University. He received dual diploma of International Trade and English Language and Literature at bachelor’s degree in China Radio & Television University. He completed his master’s degree in Translation Studies in Okan University. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate of Communication Studies in İstanbul Bilgi University. He is also a translator, his translation works: “A Millennium of Turkish Literature” (Orient Yayıncılık, 2014), “Bulut Kuş” (Günışığı Kitaplığı, 2014), “Peçesi Düşen Osmanlı” (Yeditepe Yayınevi, 2014).
Research interests: culture studies, media studies, media translation studies, critical discourse analysis, intercultural and political communication.
Müge Hasbay Öztunç worked as a head of marketing in different industries and multinational companies. During her career, she has launched many new products and established new brands and devised marketing strategies. She graduated from Ege University Communication Faculty (BA., and MA). She has also master degree on Production Management and Marketing in Marmara University Business Administration. Hasbay is currently a PhD Candidate at Bilgi Communication Science.
Research interests: Consumption and marketing, consumer culture, social classes.