Nazan Haydari is Associate Professor of Media School at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. Her research and teaching areas consist of alternative media, feminist media, critical pedagogy, intercultural communication, and radio studies.
During her work years at Maltepe University, she was involved in the organization of NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue with Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. Among many outcomes of that Conference was the establishment of this Center for Intercultural Dialogue in 2010. Since the founding, she has served on the CID Advisory Board. In addition, she served as co-editor, with Prue Holmes, of the collection, Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue published by Kendall Hunt in 2014. She is particularly interested in collaborative research on the practices of critical media pedagogy in various contexts and the relationship between radio, gender and identity, has participated in the development of various media projects with street-involved children and youngsters, and serves as a Board Member of the Research and Implementation Center on Street Children (SOYAÇ) at Maltepe University as well as a member of Women’s Radio in Europe Network (WREN).
Her recent publications appear in Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal; New Public Spheres: Recontextualizing the Intellectual (Edited by Thijssen et al, Ashgate Publications, 2013); and The Social Dimension of the Economic Crisis in Europe: Social Work in European and Transnational Context (Edited by Steph-Fine, Schibri-Verlag Publications, 2013). Haydari holds a Ph.D. in Communications and MAIA in Communication and Development from Ohio University, USA.
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