BİLGİ Media hosts Omar Al-Ghazzi


You are kindly invited to the talk of Mr. Al-Ghazzi on “The Syrian-Turkish Drama: Sovereignty, Masculinity & Soap Operas” within the scope of BİLGİ Media Talks. The event will be held on santralistanbul Campus (E4 Building, Room 116) on Friday, December 16. It will start at 1 pm.

Omar Al-Ghazzi is a lecturer (assistant professor) in journalism, politics and public communication at the Department of Journalism Studies, the University of Sheffield. Omar gained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. A former Fulbright scholar, his expertise is in global communication, comparative journalism, collective memory and activism, with a focus on the contemporary Middle East. Omar’s work has appeared in journals such as Communication Theory, Media, Culture & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and Popular Communication. At the University of Sheffield, he teaches postgraduate classes in global journalism and international political communication. Omar also comes from a professional journalism background. He previously worked at the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and at the BBC. A graduate of the Lebanese American University, in Beirut, Lebanon, Omar has an MA from American University in Washington DC and an MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ege University 16th International Cultural Studies Symposium “NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA”


This conference is about the influence of trauma both on individuals and on cultures and about the necessity to share and translate such traumatic affect. By concentrating on rhetorical, semiotic and social aspects, the conference aims to focus on the phenomenon of trauma and its different manifestations and to consider the elements that may generate the aporias of trauma and offer new possibilities for survival, recovery and healing. Therefore, the goal of this conference is to challenge the recent boundaries and assumptions of the field, encouraging new approaches for trauma studies.

Since the nature of our symposium has traditionally been cross/interdisciplinary, research and studies from all disciplines in the social sciences along with relevant applied sciences are invited in the following topics:
– Individual and collective trauma
– Writing trauma
– The unrepresentable
– Silence and trauma
– Love and death
– Self and trauma
– Trauma and family
– Autobiographies, life writings, memoirs
– Post-memory, post-trauma
– Representations of trauma
– Ethics of trauma narratives
– Post 9/11
– Social and cultural dimensions of trauma
– Recovery and healing
– Post-human
– Disruption and reorientation of consciousness
– Gothic and trauma
– Trauma and psychology
– Exile, dislocation and trauma
– Trauma and discourse
– Loss, mourning, ritual
– Trauma and history/ war/ nation

Deadline for 250-word proposals (as abstracts): December 30, 2016

Please e-mail your proposal and a short BIO (100 words) to:

CfP: NeoLiberalism and Media of Journal of Media Critiques

o-MEDIA-facebook.jpgInterrogating the role of knowledge, methods and practices of communication and media in the formation, reproduction, and reflection of neoliberal modes, this issue will look at the ways in which intervening in bodies of communication and media knowledge offer pathways for structural transformation. By the order of neoliberalism since the 1980s, many media and communication scholars have redirected their criticisms from capitalism to neoliberalism. Therefore; mapping the legacies and meanings of the terms liberalism and neoliberalism and revealing the complexity and specifity of what neoliberalism is today, indicate the necessity of prospecting.

Journal of Media Critiques is expecting critical papers from different perspectives, as indicated above neoliberalism context based on the media, communication and information theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* *Hegemony of Pluralism in Media and Cultural Studies*

* *Determinism or Functionalism in Media and Technology*

* *Marginalization of Media and Communication Studies*

* *Neoliberalism and Media, Communication Studies*

* *Neoliberalism as a Replacement of Capitalism*

* *Media and Cultural Industries as Neoliberal Markets*

* *Commercialization of Culture in Media*

* *Democratic Populism in Media*

* *Globalized Media vs. Localized Culture*

* *Conservative Media and Conservative Governments*

* *The Transformation of Ideology*

* *NeoLiberalism and Internet of Things (IoT)*

* *Big Data Issue in a NeoLiberal Space*

Please register international online journal, Journal of Media Critiques for uploading your completed paper by *August 25, 2016*.

CFP: Special issue on the psychology of cyber crime

cybercrime-100534917-primary.idge.jpgCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is organizing a special issue dedicated to the psychological aspects of cybercrime. Submissions considering all types of cybercrime are welcome, and, where relevant, content examining related areas with a focus on cybercrime may also be considered (for example, aspects of security and privacy online). High-quality original articles and review articles on the following topics (though other topics will be considered) will be considered:

  • Psychological impact of cybercrime on victims, society, law enforcement personnel, and other relevant actors
  • Psychological profiling of cybercrime offenders
  • Evaluation of cybercrime reduction techniques
  • Information security behaviors
  • Psychological aspects of cybercrime investigation
  • Punishment options in cybercriminal cases
  • Moral and ethical aspects of cybercrime
  • Application of psychological theories of crime to cybercrime

The deadline for manuscript submission is November 1, 2016.

Please submit your papers online to the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system here.

Research Fellow for ‘The Aesthetics of Protest’ Project

2013_Taksim_Gezi_Park_protests_(15th_June).jpgThe School of Applied Social Science is seeking to recruit a full time Research Fellow for a period of 14 months. The work will focus on the 2013 protests in Turkey, particularly in Gezi Park in Istanbul. It is an investigation into the aesthetics of protest, in particular, how protestors use social media to communicate with the public and each other. Protestors have a range of options open to them in order to have their voice heard and increasingly use a variety of strategies in order to communicate their ideas. In this context, protest atheistics are considered to be the visual, material, textual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, clothes, and art, and how aesthetics help to constitute new democratic spaces.

Read the full details required for the position here.