Cigdem Bozdag
Çiğdem Bozdağ
2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow, AB/Almanya-Türkiye İlişkileri Jüri Üyesi

Çiğdem Bozdağ is an assistant professor in the department of New Media at the Kadir Has University. Her research and teaching interests are Digital Media, Media and Socio-cultural Change, Sociology of Media and Technology, Globalization, Inter- and Transcultural Communication as well as Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Bozdağ completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bremen in January 2013. In her thesis, she analyzed the websites of the Moroccan and Turkish diaspora and their role in ethnic community building, within a mediated emerging social space.

During her doctoral studies, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Bremen. From 2008 to 2010, she worked at the same university as a Research Assistant in the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG), funded research project “Communicative Connectivity of Ethnic Minorities: The Integrative and Segregative Potential of Digital Media for Diasporas.” Moreover, she worked on an EU funded research project, entitled “ICT and Cultural Diversity: The Potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the Promotion of Cultural Diversity ın the EU.” Bozdağ’s main research fields are intercultural communication, globalization, new media, and migration studies.

She has been teaching courses on similar topics at the University of Bremen and at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. Bozdağ received her M.A. from the University of Bremen in Media Culture, and her B.A. is from Boğaziçi University in Political Science and International Relations.

Activities as Mercator-IPC Fellow

Policy Brief
Doing Diversity in Education Through Multilingualism, Media and Mobility (with Almut Küppers)
July 2015 | İstanbul Policy Center

Media Integration Policies in Education Plaidoyer for a Holistic Approach in Turkey (with Çiğdem Tongal)
May 2014| Istanbul Policy Center

Symposium
Doing Diversity in Education through Multilingualism, Media and Mobility (organized with Almut Küppers)
June 6-7, 2014 | Istanbul Policy Center

Interviews
Vielfalt in den schulen
February 27, 2014 | Deutschland Funk

Jung, mehrsprachig, ehrgeizig
February 27, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

Multi-Kulti im Klassenzimmer – Problem oder Chance?
February 25, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

Book
Aneignung von Diasporawebsites. Eine medienethnografische Untersuchung in der marokkanischen und türkischen Diaspora

Conferences

“Medya Okuryazarlığı Müfredat Gelistirme Çalıştayı”, 11 April 2014, Ankara University.

“New Media and Social Change”, 3 April 2014, Future Talk Series, Sabancı University.

“Policies of migration and media in Germany. Oscillating between a guiding culture and cultural diversity”, 28-29 March 2014, at the conference on “Multiculturalism: Where Do We Go from Here?”, University of Sussex.

“New Media Integration in Turkey: Challenges for a Holistic Educational Policy in an Era of Sporadic Projects” (together with Çiğdem Tongal), at the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.

“The Educational Achievement of Minority and Migrant. Students and the Role of Teachers – Turkey”, 20-22 Şubat 2014, “Migration und Bildung Theorie und Praxis Interkultureller Lehrer_innenbildung und Schulentwicklung” konferansı, Uni Hildesheim, Germany.

The Role of Social Media in Gezi Park Protests
October 23, 2013 | University of Bremen, Germany

Offered Workshops
Workshop on “Intercultural Communication in Schools”, 17-18 April 2014, Lefkoşa Türk Lisesi, Cypern

Op-ed
New media laws increasing internet censorship in Turkey?
January 18, 2014 | Hürriyet Daily Newspaper

Medya okuryazarlığı derslerinde medya konusuna sorun odaklı bir yaklaşım hakim
December 12, 2013 | T24