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Figen Algul was born in Istanbul. Graduated from Yeşilyurt Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver Primary School and Vefa High School, Algül worked as a reporter, program producer and presenter at various TV channels and production companies during her undergraduate education at Marmara University Faculty of Communication. During these years, she prepared various visual news stories and documentaries. After completing her postgraduate education at Marmara University Radio-Television Department with her thesis on Political Communication and Media, she studied at the FH Fulda Intercultural Communication and European Studies program in Germany in the 2009-2010 academic year, during her doctoral studies at the same department. Dr. Algül received her doctorate in 2012 with her thesis on Community Media in parallel with ethnic and minority groups in Turkey. Algül has a book called “Community Media - The Example of Nor Radio”. She worked as an editor for the Turkish translation of Gudykunst's book Bridging Differences. She completed her Post Doctorate in Athens National and Kapodistrian University, Department of Communication and Media Studies in the 2018-2019 academic year, with a TÜBİTAK Post-Doctoral Research Scholarship, under the supervision of Assoc. Dr. Tsaliki, on the subject title of "Soft Power and Inter Cultural Communication: Perception/Reception of Turkey in Greece through the study of Turkish soap operas". She is still working as an Assistant Professor at Marmara University, Faculty of Communication. She works as a researcher in the European Union project "ERMIScom: Common curricula for diversity: Education in media and integration of vulnerable groups". Knowing advanced level of English, intermediate level of Greek and beginner level of German, Figen Algül's academic fields of study include Media and society, audience studies, alternative media, intercultural communication, political communication and social memory studies.


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