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Education

American University of Paris, Paris, France
MA in Global Communications, May 2013 (expected)
G.W./Annenberg Scholarship for International Communications

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
BA in Art History and Economics, May 2011
Frances W. Pick Scholarship for academic excellence

Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey
Science and Math, June 2007
Graduated with high honors

Academic Experience

American University of Paris, Paris, France
Teaching Assistant
• Communication Theory and Research Methods, Fall 2011
• Cultures of Music Production, Fall 2011
• Anthropology and the City, Fall 2012
• Comparative Historical Communications, Fall 2012
• Rhetoric and Persuasion, Spring 2013
• Identity Formation in a Transnational World (Graduate Course), Spring 2013

Office of Residential Life, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
House Fellow Intern, September 2008 – June 2009
• Acted as liaison between House Fellows and the Offi ce of Residential Life
• Organized and coordinated activities and intellectual discourse over food for the residents
• Served as an academic resource in the dorm and publicize House Fellow events

Global Communications Masters Thesis

Professionalization in Turkey in the Age of Web 2.0

This project aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the influence of digital media technology and convergence culture on the political communication landscape in Turkey.

Keywords: Turkey, political communication, public diplomacy, professionalization, web 2.0, digital media, political discourse, nation branding, new media, digital media

Academic Writing Samples

Girl Power: Female Labor Force Participation and Industrialization

Online Media Trend: How Print Media Competes Online Media in Attracting Advertisers

Virgin in Vogue: Late Medieval Virgin Iconography and Contemporary Women’s Fashion

Pompeii: Public and Private Life

Fashion for Art’s Sake: Influence of Parisian Consumer culture in Degas’s Millinery Paintings

Marketing & PR in the Quattrocento Italy

Roman Wall Painting: Fashioning the Walls of a Villa

Picasso’s Spanish Heritage

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