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B 174
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bülent EKEN
Faculty / Institute / School
Faculty of Communications
Communication Design
Research Areas
Critical Theory
Aesthetics and the Philosophies of Art
Literary Theory
Contemporary French and Continental Philosophy
Film Theory and Third World Cinema 

Ph.D. Duke University, Program in Literature, Durham, North Carolina, 2010
M.F.A. Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design, Ankara, Turkey, 1999
B.A. Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, Ankara, Turkey, 1997    
Academic Titles
2011  Lecturer
Kadir Has University, Department of Communication Design, İstanbul, Turkey
2008  Lecturer
Florida Atlantic University, English Department, Florida, USA
2006-2007  Lecturer
Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, Turkey
2002-2006  Graduate Instructor
Duke University, Program in Literature, North Carolina, A.B.D
Projects and Grants/Awards
Duke University Travel Grant, 2005, 2009, 2010
Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University, Summer 2005
Duke University Graduate School Dissertation-Predissertation Travel Grant, Summer 2002
Departmental Fellowship, Program in Literature, Duke University, 2000-05
Departmental Fellowship, Department of Graphic Design, Bilkent University, 1997-1999 
Teaching Experience (within the last 3 years)
CF 104 World History and Civilizations
CD 304 Analysis of Visual Culture
ACL 312 Critical Theory II
FALL 2012
CD 303 Concepts and Theories of Design
ACL 311 Critical Theory I
FALL 2011
AKE 627 Contemporary Theory 
ACL 447 Popular Culture
CD 303 Concepts and Theories of Design
CD 420 Philosophies of the Visual
ACL 312 Critical Theory II
AKE 540 Popular Culture
Membership in Professional Organizations
Modern Language Association

Publications (within the last 5 years)
Publications in SCI / SSCI / AHI Journals
“The Politics of the Gezi Park Resistance: Against Memory and Identity”, The South Atlantic Quarterly 113:2, Spring 2014.
Publications in International Refereed Journals
“Introduction: Communism in the Grand Style” special issue on Empire, co-authored with A. K. Mustapha, in Rethinking Marxism Vol. 13, No. 3/4 Fall/Winter 2001.
Other Publications
“Ses ve Manzara: Ayhan Geçgin Romanları,” Mesele Vol 4, April 2007
''Savaş Nerede?'' İzafi Kültür ve Sanat Dergisi, Vol 6, 2012