Cultural Representations is a platform where I share my essays and academic publications since my undergraduate studies. The blog offers essays and articles regarding various topics ranging from cultural studies, media studies, literary studies, critical theory, advertising, and branding. It also facilitates a practical tool for me to contact my students regarding the updates in my courses.
After receiving BA and MA degrees in Cultural Studies at Sabancı University, I completed my Ph.D. studies in Advertising at Marmara University Faculty of Communication in Istanbul.
During my Ph.D. research, I studied the commodification of social movements from a critical advertising and branding perspective. After gaining my Ph.D. in 2015, I continued my postdoctoral work as a research assistant at the Department of Advertising on the critical studies of advertisements from critical/cultural studies perspectives. During this period, I also published my first book in Turkish, “Nation Branding: Theory and Practice”.
In 2018, I was appointed as an associate professor in the same department. In the following period, my first book in English, “Media Representations of the Cultural Other in Turkey“, was published by Palgrave Macmillan. Besides my academic works, I was also interested in contributing to the production of theoretical knowledge by acting as a peer reviewer at leading international journals including Feminist Media Studies, Asian Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, The International Spectator, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Marketing Management, and NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. I continue to work in the Department of Advertising by researching the fields of critical studies in advertising and branding studies and issues in Turkish cultural studies.