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

Orcid: 

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1845-4129

Google Scholar Profile:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=by5jPTEAAAAJ&hl

Publons Reviewer Profile:

https://publons.com/researcher/1471734/erkan-saka/ 

Publications

Forthcoming publications

Saka, Erkan (2019). Social Media and Politics in Turkey. A Journey through Citizen Journalism, Political Trolling, and Fake News. Lanham: Lexington Books

Saka, Erkan (2019). "Big data and gender-biased algorithms" In The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication.  New York: Wiley Blackwell

Selected publications

Furman, I., Saka, E., Yıldırım, S., & Elbeyi, E. (2019). The Gulf Information War| News Coverage of the Gulf Crisis in the Turkish Mediascape: Agendas, Frames, and Manufacturing Consent. International Journal Of Communication, 13, 28. Retrieved from https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/8991

Saka, E. (Ed.). (2019). Türkiye İnternet Tarihi [Internet History of Turkey] (Yeni Medya Çalışmaları V). İstanbul: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği. https://ekitap.alternatifbilisim.org/ymc5_turkiye_internet_tarihi.html

Erkan Saka (2018): Social Media in Turkey as a Space for Political

Battles: AKTrolls and other Politically motivated trolling, Middle East Critique, DOI:

10.1080/19436149.2018.1439271

 

Saka, E. (2018). The role of social media-based citizen journalism practices in the formation of contemporary protest movements. In Rethinking Ideology in the Age of Global Discontent. Bridging Divides (Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics, pp. 48-66). Routledge.

 

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. (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.

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.

 

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

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

All Other Publications

Saka, E. (2019). Türkiye’de İnternet. In Türkiye İnternet Tarihi (Yeni Medya Çalışmaları V). (pp. 3–70). İstanbul: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği.

 

Saka, E. (2019). Hak odaklı yeni medya çalışmalarında ümit veren alanlar. In İletişim Hakkı ve Yeni Medya: Tehditler ve Olanaklar (pp. 19–22). Ankara: um:ag

Göncü, B., Saka, E., & Sayan, A. (2018). Reading Gezi Park protests through the lens of protest PR. Protest Public Relations: Communicating dissent and activism (pp. 150-169). London: Routledge

Saka, E. (2018). Kolektif Zeka ve Algoritmalar. Kısa bir Giriş [Collective Intelligence and Algorithms]. In Kolektif Zeka. Yeni Medya Perspektifinden Katkılar (pp. 4-14). Istanbul: Kalkedon Yayınları.

Morva, O., & Saka, E. (Eds.). (2018). Kolektif Zeka. Yeni Medya Perspektifinden Katkılar. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayınları.

Karatas, D., & Saka, E. (2017). Online political trolling in the context of post-Gezi social media in Turkey. International Journal of Digital Television, 8(3), 383-401. doi:10.1386/jdtv.8.3.383_1

Saka, E. (2017). Türkiye’de İnternet. [Internet in Turkey. A History]  In Türkiye’de Kitle İletişimi Dün-Bugün-Yarın (2nd ed., pp. 957-982). Ankara: Gazeteciler Cemiyeti.

Saka, Erkan, and Barika Göncü. "How Turkish PR Professionals and Students Use Digital Resources" Intermedia International e-Journal ISSN: 2149-3669 4.6 (2017): 59-76.

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., & 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.

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.

 

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

Teaching Experience

2004- …  Communication Design and Management, Istanbul Bilgi University (Roles: Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor)

2010- … – MA Program, Media and Communication Systems, Istanbul Bilgi University

(Roles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor) 

2014- … – Ph.D Program, Communication Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University

(Roles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor)

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

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 (ID no: 000030126I )

European Association of Social Anthropology (Membership number, M112)

Social Knowledge and Communication Association (TBID), Istanbul

Alternative Informatics Association, Istanbul (N/A)

Platform of Independent Journalism, Istanbul (N/A)

European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (2018)

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

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

Irvine, California 92697.

Tel: +19497250092

Email: gmarcus@uci.edu

Name: Aydın Uğur

Position: Professor. Former Dean, School of Social Sciences

Address: İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus

Kazım Karabekir Caddesi, No: 2/13

34060 Eyüp, İstanbul

Tel: +900212 311 77 37

Email: aydin.ugur@bilgi.edu.tr

Name: Nazan Haydari Pekkan

Address:  İstanbul Bilgi University Santral Campus

Kazım Karabekir Caddesi, No: 2/13

34060 Eyüp, İstanbul

Tel: +900212 311 7278

Email: nazan.haydari@bilgi.edu.tr