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Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and Syrian Refugees at Strathclyde

This event has been a long time coming. The grant award from British Council that I won back in December 2016 is now coming to use, as close to 40 early career researchers from the UK and Turkey gathered in Glasgow this week to discuss the issues of refugees and gender-based violence.

The aim of the event was to encourage collaboration between UK and Turkish participants on future grant proposals and publications and to create and maintain an international network of researchers on this topic in academia, NGOs, and government organisations in the two countries.

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We’re going to ECREA!

Another happy announcement from the research desk. My doctoral student Anke Jobsky’s paper has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming ECREA 2016 conference in Prague in November. Anke is writing a conceptual article about the beach body and proposing a new definition. And if you think that the beach body is just a body on the beach, think again. It’s a lot more than that and Anke is working to define the concept properly.

ECREA is the European Communication Research and Education Association, which gathers hundreds of communication scholars from across Europe at its biennial conference. It also holds smaller events throughout the continent and supports various publications.

Presenting at ICA regional conference in Poland

I had the pleasure to present my work at the regional conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Poland. I gave a talk on online media and body image. Specifically, I shared my thoughts on how increasing young women’s media literacy can be used to protect their body image. I reviewed some popular media literacy websites and their joint features and identified gaps in their approaches in relation to social media.

Picture1One media literacy website example: http://www.about-face.org/

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Health communication conference in Turkey

This June, a months-long collaboration between Anadolu University’s Nezih Orhon, Ayhan Yilmaz, Yavuz Tuna, and Ertan Dogan, Ohio University’s Yusuf Kalyango Jr. and me (representing University of Iowa) came to a happy conclusion. Anadolu University hosted its first International Conference on Global Health and Crisis Communication, June 19-21 in Eskisehir, Turkey.

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