Dr Taner Dogan is a Lecturer within the Media, Communications and Performing Arts Division at QMU.
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Dr Taner Dogan is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication at Queen Margaret University and a Guest Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is the author of "Communication Strategies in Turkey: Erdogan, the AKP and Political Messaging" (I.B.Tauris, 2021).
Dr Dogan earned his PhD degree in Journalism at City, University of London. His thesis examines the political communication strategies of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). Drawing on approaches to political communication and social movement theories, it analyses the transformations that have taken place within the AKP. The research, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, identify two distinct policy periods.
The first, from 2002 to 2009, was characterized by a liberal political ideology, where AKP embraced human rights, freedom of speech, and the rule of law. Then, the post-2010 era, where a shift towards a populist discourse emerged, which, in retrospect, has problematized the objectives of Turkey’s democratization process. It also highlights the implications of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's authoritarian one-man rule and the consequent deinstitutionalization of the state.
He pursued his postgraduate education at SOAS, University of London, where he received his MA in Global Media and Postnational Communication. For his dissertation, entitled “The Mobilisation of Tahrir Square as an Arab Street and Al Jazeera’s role”, he researched in Doha and Cairo, and conducted in-depth interviews with journalists, activists and politicians.
Dr Dogan was a Guest Lecturer at King’s College London’s Digital Humanities department. He worked in broadcast and digital journalism in the UK, Germany and Turkey. His first monograph, Communication Strategies in Turkey: Erdoğan, the AKP and Political Messaging was published by I.B.Tauris/Bloomsbury in 2021. Dr Dogan has been interviewed about his research expertise including by Index on Censorship, L’Express, RTVE and Middle East Eye.
- Digital culture
- Visual art
- Political communication
- Cultural Studies
- Technology and Society
- Middle East and North Africa
- Elite interviews
- Focus groups
- Content Analysis
- Full member of The Centre for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
Dr Taner Dogan teaches Media Production: Online Journalism, Media Freelancing Project, Media and Communication Industries, Persuasive Communication, Political Communication, and Media, Politics and Culture. He also supervises doctoral and postgraduate research on a broad variety of topics related to communications, digital media, politics, and journalism.
Dr Dogan welcomes applications from prospective doctoral researchers relating to his areas of research. He is currently interested in supervising PhD topics ranging from digital culture, communications, religion, populism, visual art, technology and society, and media, politics and culture.