Çiğdem Bozdağ is an assistant professor in the department of New Media at the Kadir Has University, Istanbul. Bozdağ’s research and teaching focus on digital media, intercultural communication, migration, globalization, and education and media technologies.
Her recent research was about online intercultural school networks between Germany and Turkey. 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. From 2008 to 2010, she worked at the same university in the 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.” After the Ph.D., Bozdağ worked as a Mercator-IPC fellow at the Sabanci University, Istanbul. She received her M.A. degree from the University of Bremen, in the field of media culture. Her bachelor degree is from Boğaziçi University, in the field of political science and international relation.
Bozdağ recently wrote a report on Intercultural Learning In Education Through Information And Communication Technologies (Istanbul Policy Center, 2014), is the co-author of the book Mediale Migranten: Mediatisierung und die kommunikative Vernetzung der Diaspora (Springer, 2011) and author of the book Aneignung von Diasporawebsites (Springer, 2013). Her recent papers appear in the Journal of Global Media and Communication (2014), in Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue (Edited by Nazan Haydari and Prue Holmes, 2014) and in Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture (2014).