Author’s Bio: Deniz Zorlu has been working in the Department of Media and Communication and in the Department of Cinema and Digital Media at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey since September 2018. He received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Cultural Studies program at Kingston, Canada in November 2017. In his doctorate thesis, h analyzed the ways popular Turkish television series engage with and affect the processes of socio-cultural change in Turkey. Primary research interests include the examination of popular media productions, the political uses of social media sites, and online fan communities in contemporary Turkey. His articles on social media and television are published or are slated for publishing in peer-reviewed journals such as New Review of Film and Television Studies, VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, and Masculinities: A Journal of Culture and Society.
Nazlı Özkan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, İstanbul. She received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University. Her research received support from several institutions such as the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Fulbright Foreign Student Program, and Henry R. Luce Initiative of Religious and International Affairs. Özkan’s publications on journalism, digital media, religious difference, and the state appeared in journals such as PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, MERIP: Middle East Research Project, and META: Middle East Topics and Arguments. Her future project about the history of new media technologies in Turkey is funded by a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Widening Fellowship.