Ahmet Atay

Ahmet Atay

Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: Communication, Film Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 330-263-2454
Office Address: 115 Wishart


  • B.A., Marmara University 1998
  • M.A., Ohio University 2001
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa 2003
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 2009

Courses Taught

  • COMM 111: Public Speaking
  • COMM 130: Radio Workshop
  • COMM 227: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 233: Mediated Gender, Race and Sexuality
  • COMM 235: Media, Culture and Society
  • COMM 311: Human Communication Theories
  • COMM 332: Visual Communication and Culture
  • COMM 350: Advanced Seminar in Communication Studies: Auto-ethnography and Identity
  • First Year Seminar: British Media and Culture


Atay, A. (2011) "Soap Opera." In M. Zeiss Stange, C. K. Oyster, & J.G. Golson (Eds.), The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Atay, A. (2010) "Hybridity" In R. L. Jackson, R. C. Arnett, J. Bryant, J. H. Rolling, C.D. B. Walker, & M. Western (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Atay, A. (2010). Touch of Pink: Diasporic Queer Experiences within Islamic Communities. S. Habib (Ed.) Islam and Homosexuality. Praeger Publication.
Atay, A. (2009). Facebooking Student-Teacher Relationship: How Facebook Is Changing Student-Teacher Relationships. Rocky Mountain Communication Review.

Research Interests

Cultural identity and globalization; diaspora and postcolonial studies; representation of gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality in visual culture.

Awards and Professional Memberships

Central States Communication Association
National Communication Association
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association