Conference Chairs & Committee

Dr. Tulay ATAY-AVSAR currently teaches at Mustafa Kemal University (MKU), Antakya, Hatay, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism as a faculty member (Assistant Professor) and a researcher. She was born and bred in Istanbul, Turkey and graduated from Istanbul University. She holds BA degree in Mass-Media Communication & Journalism & PR. She has her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies. She is a co-author of the book called “Gender & Sex and Taboo in the Contemporary Primitive & Traditional Societies” in the Turkish Language based on her MA thesis. The book is written from the perspective of women’s and gender studies. She was one of the founders of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University. She served and is still in charge as one of the deputy directors of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey. She previously worked as a “business developer” for many SMEs in the various fields such as automotive, textile. She worked as an Assistant Producer for Turkish Radio Television State Company (TRT) between 1995-1996. She earned her PhD from the Department of Agriculture Economics and Extensions at Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey in October 2013. She produced her PhD thesis on the division of labour amongst ethnically different two villages near Hatay province in the context of changing social life and Women’s & Gender Studies. Dr Atay-Avşar’s areas of interests are women empowerment and women’s studies using the other disciplines. She is holding Sociology BA degree obtained from Open Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. She is a PhD candidate at Journalism, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey. She was a temporary National Gender Consultant for Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO). She is married to Prof Dr Yahya Kemal Avsar. She lived in the UK and USA for a while. She has an adorable daughter, Dafne (Daphne, the nymph). They have been living happily in Antakya, Hatay, Turkey since 1998.


Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Uma Bhushan


K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, India

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Asst. Prof. Christopher J. Fenner, Ph.D.


University of West Florida, USA

Prof. Dr. Vural Özdemir


Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey

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Asst. Prof. Tülay Atay-Avşar


Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
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Dr. Abdul Latiff Ahmad


The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

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Assoc. Prof. Gökhan Gökgöz


Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey
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Assoc. Prof. Normah Mustaffa


The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia


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Asst. Prof. Bayram Oğuz Aydın


Department of Public Relations, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey
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Asst. Prof. Fuat Ustakara


Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey
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Asst. Prof. Mesut Yücebaş


Department of Advertising, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey

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Dr. Yao-Nan Lien


Master’s Program in Digital Content and Technologies (DCT), National Chengchi University, Taiwan
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Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Paracha


The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan, Pakistan
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Mr. Hakan Kılıç (Ph.D.).


Department of Public Relations, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey

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Ms. Aynur Sarısakaloğlu (Ph.D.)


Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication, Gaziantep University, Turkey

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Dr. Ling-Yuan- Lin


Master’s Program in Digital Content and Technologies (DCT), National Chengchi University, Taiwan
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Dr. Roland B. Tolentino,


University of the Philippines Film Institute, Philippine.


Dr. Paz H. Diaz


Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Philippine

Asst. Prof. Davide Benvenuti


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


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Jeanne Prinsloo


Rhodes University, South Africa

Asst. Prof. Elliott Lewis


State University of New York, USA


Dr. Paul Keith Mears


American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Siti Ezaleila Binti Mustafa


Department of Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Azul Mohamad Salleh


The National University of Malaysia,
Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Jamaluddin Aziz


The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia


Dr. Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos


American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Roehl L. Jamon


University of the Philippines Film Institute, Philippine

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad


The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur Pakistan, Pakistan

Dr. Anna Claydon


University of Leicester, UK


Prof. Vamsee Juluri,


University of San Francisco, USA.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosli Mohammed,


Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Abdullah Sumrahadi


Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.

Asst. Prof. Sabyasachi Dasgupta,


Symbiosis International University, India.


Dr. Olivia da Costa Fialho,


Utrecht University, Netherlands.



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