Born in 1976 in Istanbul, Gülüm Şener is associate professor in communication sciences. After graduated from the Galatasaray University in 1999 she took her M.A. degree from the Institute of Media and Communication at Stendhal University-Grenoble III. She completed her Ph.D. on communication sciences at Marmara University in 2006, with her thesis investigating the use of the Internet by new social movements. Şener taught media and communication sciences at various universities in Istanbul; and her research interests are directed towards political, social and cultural implication of new media, especially digital activism and online politics. She is currently working on a research project entitled “Digital Feminist Activism in Turkey”, focusing on the role of digital media within women’s rights movements in Turkey. Using ethnographic methods, digital media practices of feminists are studied to understand the potential and limits of digital media to create feminist counter-public spheres, to contribute solidarity among feminists and to produce feminist subjectivities.
At LSE, Gülüm Şener is working with Prof. Bart Cammaerts.