CV- Erkan Saka

 

Home Address:

santralistanbul

Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı

Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13

34060 Eyüp İstanbul

Mobile:

+90 543 381 2443

Email:

erkan.saka@bilgi.edu.tr  or sakaerka@gmail.com

Education:

1994-1998 BA in Sociology, Boğaziçi University

1998-2001 MA in Sociology, Boğaziçi University

2001-2009 PhD in Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, TX,

Publications

 

To be published

 

Saka, E. (to be published in 2017) “Social Media in Turkey as a space for political battles. An introduction to AKTrolls and other politically motivated trolling”.

 

Saka, E. (to be published in 2017 or in 2018 as a book chapter) “The role of social media-based citizen journalism practices in the formation of contemporary protest movements”.

 

Saka, E. and Ö. Hürkan (to be published in 2017 or in 2018 as a book chapter) “The Role of Social Media in the Mediation of Park Forums in the Aftermath of Gezi Park Protests”

 

Saka, E. and D. Karataş. (to be published in 2017, International Journal of Digital Television) “Online political trolling as an inhibitor of public debate in the context of Post-Gezi social media in Turkey”

 

Published

 

Marcus George E. and Erkan Saka, 2006, “Assemblage“, Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 23(2/3): 101-109.

 

Saka, E. (2017). Dijital Dönüşüm ve Gazetecilik için Yeni İş Modelleri [Digital transformation and new business models for journalism]. In Yeni Medya Çalışmaları IV: Dijitalleşen Gazetecilik İçin Yeni İş Modelleri (pp. 11-40). İstanbul: Taş Mektep Yayınları.

 

Saka, E. (2017). Tracking digital emergences in the Aftermath of Gezi Park Protests. Research and Policy on Turkey, 1-14. doi:10.1080/23760818.2016.1272268

 

Saka, E., & Ezgin, S. A. (2016). Dijital Diplomasi: Bir Literatür İncelemesi [Digital Diplomacy: A literature review]. In Uluslararası İlişkilere Disiplinlerarası Bir Yaklaşım: Uluslararası İletişim Perspektifi (pp. 55-74). İstanbul: Röle Akademik Yayıncılık

 

Saka, E., & Sayan, A. (2016). Büyük Veri Nedir? Olanaklar ve Sınırlar [What is Big Data? Potentials and Boundaries]. In Dijital : Kavramlar, Olanaklar, Deneyimler (pp. 87-108). İstanbul: Kalkedon.

 

Saka, E (2015). “The Konda Survey: Brief Observations on the Social Media and Minorities Project”. ELIAMEP Middle East Mediterranean (4/4 ), 5-12

 

Saka, E. (2016). “Siyasi trollük örneği olarak Aktroller” [Aktrolls: A case of political trolling]. Birikim, (322), 17-21.

 

Saka, E; Vehbi Görgülü, Anıl Sayan (2015). Yeni Medya Çalışmaları III. [New Media Studies III] İstanbul: Taş Mektep Yayıncılık.

 

Saka, E. (2015). Armağanlaşmadan (Gift Economy) Kitle kaynağa (Crowdsourcing) Dijital Gönüllülükler Üzerine. [From Gift Economy to Crowdsourcing. On Digital Volunteerims] In İletişim Çalışmaları (pp. 37-44). İstanbul: Derin Yayınları

 

Saka, E. (2015). Sosyal Medya Üzerinden Haber Doğrulama Süreçleri: Gezi Parkı Direnişi/ Olaylarına Bir Bakış. [News Verification Processes Through Social Media: Gezi Park Protests as a Case] In İnternet ve Sokak (pp. 257-278). İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları.

 

Saka, E. (2015). Integrating New Media into Higher Education: A Turkish Case in Transmedia, Convergence and Gamification. In Digital Transformations in Turkey: Current Perspectives in Communication Studies. London: Lexington Books.

Valenzuela, S., Valdimarsson, V., Egbunike, N., Fraser, M., Sey, A., Pallaev, T.,  Chachavalpongpun P. Saka, E. & Lyubashenko, I. (2014). The Big Question: Have social media and/or smartphones disrupted life in your part of the world?. World Policy Journal,31(3), 3-8.

 

Saka, Erkan. (2014). Türkiye’de Yeni Medya Etnografisi Yapmak. [Doing New Media Ethnography in Turkey]  In Sınırları Aşmak. Türkiye’de Sosyo-Kültürel Antropoloji ve Disiplinlerarası Yaklaşımlar (pp. 97-122). Konya: Çizgi Kitabevi.

 

Erkan Saka, ed.  2013. Türkiye’de Yeni Medya Çalışmaları 1. [New Media Studies in Turkey Vol. I] Taş Mektep Yayıncılık.

 

Erkan Saka, Anıl Sayan, Vehbi Görgülü, eds.  2014. Türkiye’de Yeni Medya Çalışmaları 2. [New Media Studies in Turkey Vol. II] Taş Mektep Yayıncılık.

 

Saka, Erkan. 2014. Report: The AK Party’s social media strategy: controlling the uncontrollable. Turkish Review. İstanbul.

 

Saka, Erkan. 2014. Turkish Journalism and the EU process: A political assemblage. Scholars’ Press.

 

Saka, Erkan. 2013. ‘Hacker’lık üzerine birkaç gözlem…” in Hack Kültürü ve Hacktivizm. [Brief observations on Hacking] eds.Ali Rıza Keleş, Yetkin Sal. Alternatif Bilişim Derneği. İstanbul.

 

Saka, Erkan. 2013. Boston Maratonu Patlamaları Sonrasında Yeni Medya, Gazetecilik ve Kredibilite Meseleleri. [New Media, Journalism and Credibility Issues in the aftermath of Boston Explosions] İletişim ve Diplomasi. 1 (1), 83-96

 

Saka, Erkan. 2012. Siber Medya Sonrası Kamusal Alan ve Gazetecilik Pratikleri (Public Sphere and Journalism Practices after Cyber-Media), folklor/edebiyat 18 (72), 35-50

 

Saka, Erkan. 2011. “Blogging ve Gençliğin Internet üzerinden Katılım süreçleri üzerine bir deneme [Blogging and an essay on youth participation process through Internet]” in Katılımın “e-hali”: Gençlerin Sanal Alemi. ed. Aslı Telli Aydemir. İstanbul: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği.

 

Saka, Erkan. 2011. “Internet filtering: the Turkish case“, Turkish Review, Istanbul

Saka, Erkan. 2010. Blaming Others: Agency Among Unionised Unskilled Workers in Turkey. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Saka, Erkan. 2008. “Yol vs Kapı: Journalistic Metaphors in Understanding EU-Turkey Relations” in Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context. eds.  Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdogan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Dağsalgüler, Aylin and Erkan Saka, 2007, “Yeni İletişim Teknolojileriyle Habermas’ın Kamusal Alanı’nı Yeniden Düşünmek? [Rethinking Habermas’ Public Sphere through New Communication Technologies], Özgür Yılmazkol (ed.) Medya Okumaları, Nobel Yayınları

 

Saka, Erkan. 2008. Blogging as a research tool for ethnographic fieldwork. Online document. EASA Media Anthropology Network.

 

  

Teaching Experience

2007- … Assist.Prof. at the Public Relations Department, Istanbul Bilgi University

Courses taught: PUB 111 (Digital Literacy) – PUB 149-150 (Foundation Year Seminar I-II) – PUB 203 (History of Thought) – PUB 204 (Digital Cultures) – PUB310 (Creative Process)- PUB 432 (Communication and Persuasion)- PUB 505 (Social Media and Global Communication)- FBA392 (Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice)

2010- … – Assist. Prof. at the MA Program, Media and Communication Systems, Istanbul Bilgi University

Courses taught: MED 512 (Issues in Cyber-Culture Studies) – MED 521 (Cyber-anthropology) – ITL 527 (Issues in Cyber-Culture Studies) – ADD 505 (Essentials of Communication) – MC 536 (Global Communication and Social Media)

2014- … – Assist. Prof. at the PhD Program, Communication Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University

Courses taught: COMM 720 (Theories of New Media)

 

Academic Experience

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

  

Presentations (most recent ones)

 

http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/events/2016/12/media-political-transition-cases-tunisia-morocco-turkey-161213095753563.html

https://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2016/webprogram/Paper58971.html

http://www.tasam.org/Files/Etkinlik/File/Program/%C4%B0GK_2_Program_TR_pdf_94e9384e-6a33-4d6c-aa19-7caf597c8337.pdf

[Skype Presentation] http://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2016/panels.php5?PanelID=4286

https://re-publica.com/en/16/session/freedom-speech-under-attack-reports-frontlines

http://coil.suny.edu/page/2016-coil-conference-agenda-monday

http://biaa.ac.uk/event/workshop-social-media-in-turkey-uses-and-impacts-in-social-and-political-life

http://www.sosyaldemokratdergi.org/?p=2251

http://www.dhsturkey.com/program.html

http://erkansaka.net/2015/11/08/medya-kultur-ve-kent-calismalari-sempozyumu-medyakulturkent-12-13-kasim-2015-mersin-universitesi/

 

Grants

Rice University Doctoral Fellowship (2001-2004)

Horowitz Foundation (2005)

The RISM Landes Award for Supervised Fieldwork (2002)

Research Projects

* Researcher, Media in Political Transition in the Southern Mediterranean after 2011, Al Jazeera Foundation funded (2016-2017)

* Trainer, Youth for Habitat Empowerment of Youth for Governance Project, EU funded (2010)

* Trainer, Scaling up from Local to Global - Co-creating European local food & beverage networks, EU funded (2014-2015)

* Researcher, South East European Media Observatory. Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms, EU funded (2013-2014)

* Trainer- Social Media and Non-Muslim Minorities in Greece and Turkey, EU funded (2015- 2016) 

Memberships

American Anthropological Association

European Association of Social Anthropology

Alternative Informatics Association, Istanbul

Platform of Independent Journalism, Istanbul

References

Name: Halil Nalçaoğlu

Position: Prof., Dean of Communication School

Address: İstanbul Bilgi University

Santral Campus

Kazım Karabekir Caddesi, No: 2/13

34060 Eyüp, İstanbul

tel: 00 90 0212 311 77 16

fax: 00 90 212 3117803

e-mail: h.nalcaoglu@bilgi.edu.tr

Name: Michael M.J. Fischer

Position: Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies

Address: Mass. Inst. of Technology, STS Program, 77 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA. 02139

Phone Number: 617-623-2583

Email Address: mfischer@mit.edu

Name: George E. Marcus

Position: Chancellor's professor of Anthropology, department chair.

Address: Department of anthropology, University of California, Irvine, Director, Center for Ethnography.

Irvine, California 92697.

Tel: +19497250092

Email: gmarcus@uci.edu