Mutlu Binark is a Professor at the Department of Radio‐Television and Cinema, and Chair of the Division of Informatics and Information Technologies at the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University since 2014. She is assigned as the Chief Editor of Moment Journal since July 2017. She is graduated from Ankara University, School of Journalism and Broadcasting in 1990. Her MA thesis centered upon the field research on the reception practices of soap operas by women audiences (1992); her Ph.D. dissertation focused upon gendered uses of new media technologies both in Japan and Turkey (1999). She has graduated from the Faculty of Language, History and Literacy, University of Ankara, Department of Sinology as well in 2004. She has an MS degree from the program of Informatics Law, at Hacettepe University in 2019.
She had been awarded the Monbukagakusho scholarship from 1994 to 1997 and conducted her Ph.D. research at Tokyo University, Graduate School of Social Sciences. She had been granted by Danish Government Post‐Doctorate Research Grant in 2000 and by this opportunity, she had been in Aarhus University. In 2002 she had been granted the Post‐Doctorate Research Grant by the Turkish Sciences Academy and conducted ethnographic field research on the reception of Turkish tv. at the Southern Denmark University at Odense. Her current research project is on “The Creative Content Industry and the Transnatiolization of Hallyu (Korean Wave): The Policy-Making of Korean Government and the Contribution of Conglomerates (Chaebols)”, granted by Hacettepe University, Scientific Research Division from November 2017 to September 2018. She carried the field research at Busan University of Foreign Studies, in South Korea from March 1st to August 31st, 2018.
She is a founding member of the Alternative Informatics Association (See http://www.alternatifbilisim.org/wiki/Ana_Sayfa).
She teaches media theories, media sociology, media literacy, and new media culture. She is currently working on data ethics, older adults and digital inequality, creative industries, and cultural policies.
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION
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