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 299: Serial Narratives and Social Justice
  • COMM 311: Human Communication Theories
  • COMM 332: Visual Communication and Culture
  • COMM 350: British Media and Cinema
  • 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, National Communication Association International and Intercultural Communication Division (November 2016-Present)
  • Vice-Chair, Central States Communication Association Ethnicity, Race, International and Class Interest Group (April 2018-Present)
  • Secretary, Central States Communication Association Intercultural Communication Interest Group (April 2017-Present)

Publications

Books:

Atay, Ahmet and Mary Z. Ashlock, eds. Millenial Culture and Communication Pedagogies: Narratives from the Classroom and Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Satoshi Toyosaki, eds. Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

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. Digital Life Writing: The Failure of a Diasporic Queer Blue Tinker Bell. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 9 (2). (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet. “Wangari Maathai’s Rhetorical Vision: Empowerment through Education.” Planting the Future: The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai. Eds. Alberto Gonzalez, Eddah Mbula Mutua, and Anke Wolbert. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet. “Diversity in Millennial Generation: Diversifying Pedagogical Approaches.” Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies: Narratives from the Classroom and Higher Education. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Mary Z. Ashlock. Lanham, MD. Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Mary Z. Ashlock. “Introduction.” Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies: Narratives from the Classroom and Higher Education. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Mary Z. Ashlock. Lanham, MD. Lexington Books. (In Press)

Atay, Ahmet and Satoshi Toyosaki. Crossing Paths: Intercultural Collaborations. Communication Studies, 69, 4, 366-371. 2018.

Atay, Ahmet and Alberto Gonzalez. Introduction: Intercultural Studies within Central States. Communication Studies, 69, 4, 337-340. 2018.

Atay, Ahmet. “Mediated Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy.” Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Satoshi Toyosaki. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2018. 179-194.

Toyosaki, Satoshi and Ahmet Atay. “Introduction.” Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Satoshi Toyosaki. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2018. xii-xvi.

Atay, Ahmet. Journey of Errors: Finding Home in Academia. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies 18, 1 16-22. 2018.

Chawla, Devika and Ahmet Atay. “Introduction: Decolonizing Autoethnography.” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies 18, 1, 3-8. 2018.

Pensoneau-Conway, Sandra L. and Ahmet Atay. Introduction. Critical Communication Pedagogy and Social Change. Communication Teacher, 31, 1, 1-2. 2017.

Atay, Ahmet and Jay Brower. “Introduction: Separately Together in the City.”  Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in Urban Environments: Ethnographic Engagements of the City. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Jay Brower. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2017. ix-xiii.

Atay, Ahmet. “Post-Industrial Cities Under Microscope: Discovering Akron and Northampton.” Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in Urban Environments: Ethnographic Engagements of the City. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Jay Brower. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2017. 63-76.

Atay, Ahmet. “Queering the Discourse of ‘Special Populations”: Queer (Critical Intercultural) Communication Pedagogy.” Rearticulating the Discourse of “Special Populations”: Critical Intercultural Communication Pedogogy and Practice. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Diana Trebing. New York: Routledge. 2017. 90-108.

Atay, Ahmet and Diana Trebing. “Introduction.” Rearticulating the Discourse of “Special Populations”: Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy and Practice. Eds. Ahmet Atay and Diana Trebing. New York: Routledge. 2017. 1-8.

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 Culture Association
  • Midwest Popular Association