Dr. Hatice Sitki is the founder and principal consultant of SERSA, National Myths and Symbols Consultancy.
She has a PhD in Communication from Deakin University, as well as an MA and BA in Communication from the University of Canberra. Her research specializations include: semiotics, myths and symbols as they manifest in the following areas: branding national myths and symbols (BNMS) collective group identity/interactions; Europe/EU/Türkey; multiculturalism and polyculturalism, indigenous group identity, re-identitification of diasporas; and branding peace. Sitki has given presentations on: cultural identity of ASEAN; cultural identity of Europe and EU; cultural identity of Türkey; Australian national identity; multiculturalism; cultural identity of Vancouver, Shanghai and Canberra; cultural sovereignty for Australian Indigenous Peoples; Peace studies; diplomatic cultural studies; how to achieve tourism, merchandising of national identity for profit and cultural inclusiveness. She is founding President of SIETAR Australasia.
A selection of Hatice’s papers are below:
Sitki, H (2013). Time to celebrate city’s multicultural identity. Canberra Times.
Sitki, H. (2012). Branding (inter) national myths and symbols for peace: How to meet your ‘other’ Türkey and Europe/EU. Ankara, Turkey: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.
Sitki, H. EU-Türkey: Atatürk and Charlemagne on your Euro notes. Café Babel.
Sitki, H. (June 28, 2013). Türkish spring, Erdogan’s winter. Online Opinion.