Doç. Dr. Suncem Koçer
Dr. Suncem Koçer, Ph.D., serves as an associate professor in the Koç University Media and Visual Arts Department. She earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University, where she double-majored in the Communication & Culture and Anthropology departments. Her current research, situated at the intersection of communication and anthropology disciplines, delves into political communication, news culture, digital media discourses, and misinformation.
Among the courses she has instructed are Media Research Methods, Media Policies and Politics, Media Anthropology, News Culture, Key Concepts in Social Sciences, Effective Speaking, and Communication Campaigns.
Beyond her academic endeavors, Dr. Koçer has actively contributed to the media industry. She co-produced two documentaries, served as an editor and presenter between 2011 and 2016 on television programs, and wrote weekly columns for the newspaper "Evrensel" in 2015 and 2016.
M. Burak Atasever
He continues his PhD study in the Design, Technology, and Society program at KOÇ University. He took his undergraduate degree in the Department of Philosophy at METU and his graduate degree in the Department of Philosophy at MSGSU. He continues to study in the fields of art and political philosophy, technology, artificial intelligence, media, and design. Within InfodemiLab, he contributes to literature review, data collection and analysis, ethnographic research, scholarly publications and communication activities.
Fatma Sever is an M.A. student and teaching assistant in Security Studies at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Eskisehir Osmangazi University. Her current research interests include overlapping regionalism, and security governance studies. Within InfodemiLab, she contributes to literature review, survey design, data collection and analysis.
Mehmet Aykut Erk
He is about to complete his doctoral education at Çukurova University, Department of Forensic Sciences. He completed his undergraduate education in the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling and his master's degree in the Department of Addiction. Her research interests include violent behavior, forensic cyber psychology, cyber behavior and cyber violence. In the InfodemiLab team, he contributes to the literature review, data collection and analysis, ethnographic research, and team communication.
She continues her master's education at Çukurova University, Communication Studies. She completed her undergraduate education at Çukurova University, Department of Psychology. She continues her studies on media psychology, game engagement and addiction, digital games, user experience, digital game culture and communities.
Communication Scientist/Psychologist conducting research about Intercultural Communication, Occupational Ethics, Communication Psychology. After graduating from Kadir Has University Department of Public Relations and Information and Department of Psychology, he has started to work as a PrLab Coordinator in the same institution. He has been continuing in Kadir Has University’s Communication Sciences Masters Program.
She conducts research about online hate speech, online social interventionism, and opposing speech strategies (?). After graduating from Kadir Has University Department of Economy, she completed her Masters in the same university’s Communication Sciences Program and in Torino University’s Faculty of Culture, Politics, and Society. She continues to work as a Communication Coordinator in NGO.
Aslı Asena Turan
Aslı Asena Turan is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Design, Technology, and Society program at KOÇ University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies and a graduate degree in International Relations: Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East from Boğaziçi University. Her current research interests include influencer industry and precarious work, gender in new media, and power dynamics in families. Within InfodemiLab, she contributes to literature review, data collection and analysis, ethnographic research, scholarly publications and communication activities.