Dr Ozge Ozduzen is a lecturer in sociology and communications in Brunel University London. She was previously a British Academy Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London and a visiting post-doc at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Lund University, funded by the Swedish Institute. Having completed her PhD in the media department at Edge Hill University in late 2016, Ozge’s research lies in the areas of urban and political communication, visual cultures, digital methods, political activism, digital hate and polarization. While Ozge's PhD and post-doc examined activist political voice and social networks on offline platforms (park activism and cinematic resistences) and online outlets (video and visual activism) within social movements, her current project captures digital racism on Youtube and Twitter following the so-called 'refugee crisis' era, focusing on the rise of far-right on platform societies. She currently teaches Creative Industries, Social Media and Networked Cultures, Racism, Identity and Difference and Making Web Cultures.