Ahmet Atay

Ahmet Atay

Associate Professor (on leave fall 2016)

Department/Affiliation: Communication, Film Studies
Phone: 330-263-2454
Office Address: 114 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, Ahmet. Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation: Queer Diasporic Males in Cyberspace. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. Print.

Atay, Ahmet, and Mary Ashlock, eds. The Discourse of Disability in Communication Education: Narrative-Based Research for Social Change. New York: Peter Lang. 2016. Print.


Atay, Ahmet. "Digital Diasporic Experiences in Digital Queer Spaces." Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media. Eds. May Friedman and Silvia Schuldermandl. Toronto, Canada. University of Toronto Press. 2016. 139-158. Print.

Atay, Ahmet. "Agatha Christie's Queer Characters." Hercule Poirot Trifft Miss Marple: Agatha Christie. Eds. Judith Kretzschmar, Sebastian Stoppe, Susanne Vollberg. Medien. 2016. 187-201. Print.

Atay, Ahmet. "Making Connection Possible through New Media Technologies: The Usage of Social Media as a Learning Tool for Students with Disabilities." The Discourse of Disability in Communication Education: Narrative-Based Research for Social Change. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Mary Ashlock. New York: Peter Lang. 2015. Print.

Atay, Ahmet. "Touch of Pink: Diasporic Queer Experiences within Islamic Communities. Islam and Homosexuality. Ed. Samar Habib. Santa Barbara: Praeger. 2010. 445-462. Print.

Atay, Ahmet. Facebooking the Student-Teacher Relationship: How Facebook Is Changing Student-Teacher Relationships. Rocky Mountain Communication Review 6 (1) 71-74. 2009.

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