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Dr Billur Ozgul

Dr Billur Ozgul
Lecturer in Political Communications

Marie Johoda 154a

Summary

I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as a Lecturer in Political Communications in August 2019. Prior to that, I was a Lecturer in Politics in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. My research interests lie in the fields of media and politics with a particular focus on digital media, political participation and the Middle East. Having completed my PhD in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, I undertook research in a broad range of fields, such as the role of information communication technologies (ICTs) in periods of protest, comparative political analysis of digitally mediated movements, and social, political and cultural impact of ICTs. My first monograph, Leading protests in the digital age: Youth activism in Egypt and Syria, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.

Since 2012, I have had an established record of working as a researcher on multi-disciplinary research projects with Royal Holloway, Open University and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. I have also experience working with industry, carried out social media research with the BBC World Service and British Council exploring how social media users around the world responded to their programmes (For further information please see: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Projects/Project?id=bd82a3fb-e8a0-41b1-b959-2d57067f44bc&language=en-GB)

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Qualifications

PhD in Political Communications (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Responsibility

Dissertation Co-ordinator for Journalism

Newest selected publications

Ozgul, BA. and Veneti, A. (2021) 'The Different Organizational Structures of Alternative Media: Through the Perspective of Alternative Media Journalists in Turkey and Greece'. Digital Journalism, 0 ((in press)). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 2167-0811 Open Access Link

Journal article

Aslan Ozgul, B., Nieto McAvoy, E., Gillespie, M. and O’Loughlin, B. (2021) 'Shakespeare Lives on Twitter: cultural diplomacy in the digital age'. International Journal of Cultural Policy. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1028-6632

Journal article

Ozgul, BA. (2019) 'Leading Protests in the Digital Age: Youth Activism in Egypt and Syria'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3030254496 ISSN 13: 978-3-030-25449-0 Open Access Link

Book

O'Loughlin, B., Vaccari, C., Ozgul, BA. and Dennis, J. (2017) 'Twitter and Global Political Crises: Cycles of Insecurity in #PrayforParis and #PrayforSyria'. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 10 (2-3). pp. 175 - 203. ISSN: 1873-9857 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ozgul, B., Dennis, J. and O'Loughlin, B. (2015) 'Balding Goes Trolling? Cross-Media Amplification of Controversy at the 2012 Olympics'. Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 12 (1). pp. 577 - 607. ISSN: 1749-8716 Open Access Link

Journal article
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