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About me

Duygu Karatas is a PhD student and scholar of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. She has been also currently leading several media seminars at the University of Westminster. She received Media and Communications Master of Arts degree from City University London Sociology Department as a scholar of Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme of European Union. She also holds a degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University.  Her doctoral research project focuses on the social networking sites in the construction of collective identity of social movements. Her research interests include the use of social networks and social media in the protests, activism, collective identity and pluralism in the movements, the communication and the use of social media of social movements, radical democracy and new forms of resistance, alternative media, freedom of speech, censorship and self-censorship.

Her motto is “Thought, for me, is just that: the courage of hopelessness.” in the words of Giorgio Agamben. 

Teaching

2016

  • Media and Society – BA Module
  • Media Around the Globe- BA Module

2015

  • Critical Orientations to Knowledge - BA module

2014

  • Seminar Leader - Network Society & the Media - BA module

Research

My research is in attempt to address the role of social networks and social media in the construction of collective identity in Gezi movement and in the conceptions of democracy and new resistance forms in Turkey