Ahmet Atay

Ahmet Atay

Associate Professor - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program - Department Chair

Department/Affiliation: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film Studies, Communication
Phone: 330-263-2454
Office Address: 114 Wishart
Email

Degrees

  • 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
  • COMM 401: Junior Independent Study
  • COMM 451/452: Senior Independent Study
  • First Year Seminar: British Media and Culture

Professional Activities

  • Book Series Editor: Transnational Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. (Lexington Books)
  • Book Series Editor: Critical Communication Pedagogy (with Deanna L. Fassett). (Lexington Books)
  • Vice-Chair Elect, National Communication Association International and Intercultural Communication Division (November 2016-Present)
  • Secretary, Central States Communication Association Intercultural Communication Interest Group (April 2017-Present)

Publications

Books:

Atay, Ahmet and Jay Brower, eds. Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in Urban Environments: Ethnographic Engagements of the City. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Diana Trebing, eds. The Discourse of “Special Populations”: Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2017. (In Press)

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. Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation: Queer Diasporic Males in Cyberspace. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. Print.

Articles

Atay, Ahmet. Journey of Errors: Finding Home in Academia. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. (Summer 2017). (Special Issue: Decolonizing Autoethnography.) (In Press)

Chawla, Devika and Ahmet Atay. “Introduction: Decolonizing Autoethnography.” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. (Summer 2017). (Special Issue: Decolonizing Autoethnography.) (In Press)

Pensoneau-Conway, Sandra L. and Ahmet Atay. Introduction. Critical Communication Pedagogy and Social Change. Communication Teacher. (Special Issue) (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Jay Brower. “Introduction: Separately Together in the City.” Atay, Ahmet and Jay Brower, Eds. Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in Urban Environments: Ethnographic Engagements of the City. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet. “Post-Industrial Cities Under Microscope: Discovering Akron and Northampton.” Atay, Ahmet and Jay Brower, Eds. Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in Urban Environments: Ethnographic Engagements of the City. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet. “Queering the Discourse of ‘Special Populations”: Queer (Critical Intercultural) Communication Pedagogy.” Rearticulating the Discourse of “Special Populations”: Critical Intercultural Communication Approach. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Diana Trebing. New York: Routledge. 2017. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Diana Trebing. “Introduction.” Rearticulating the Discourse of “Special Populations”: Critical Intercultural Communication Approach. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Diana Trebing. New York: Routledge. 2017. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet, Theorizing Diasporic Queer Digital Homes: Identity, Home and New Media. Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Journal/JOMEC Journal 11, 96-110. 2017.

Atay, Ahmet. “Mediated Mentoring: Critical, Feminist, and Queer Pedagogies in “The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie” and “Billy Elliott.”” Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies. Ed. Mark Readman. London: Pelgrave. 2016. 119-134.

Atay, Ahmet. A Response to the Orlando Shooting: Queer Communication Pedagogy. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. 3.3. 171-172. 2016

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

Transnational communication and media studies; cultural identity and globalization; diaspora and postcolonial studies; British cultural studies and media; representation of gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality in media and visual culture; critical communication pedagogy; autoethnography.

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Association
  • Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • European Popular Culture Association
  • Midwest Popular Association