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I joined the Faculty of Media and Communication in September 2017. My research interests lie in the fields of media and politics with a particular focus on digital media, political participation and the Middle East. I hold a PhD in Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London. Throughout my PhD, I undertook research in a broad range of fields, such as the role of information communication technologies (ICTs) in periods of protest, comparative political analysis of digitally mediated movements, and social, political and cultural impact of ICTs. My first monograph, Leading protests in the digital age: Youth activism in Egypt and Syria, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.
Since 2012, I have worked on multi-disciplinary research projects with Royal Holloway, Open University and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. I have also experience working with industry, carried out social media research with the BBC World Service and British Council exploring how social media users around the world responded to their programmes.
- Aslan, B., Dennis, J. and O'Loughlin, B., 2015. Balding goes trolling? Cross-media amplification of controversy at the 2012 Olympics. Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 12.
- Aslan, B., 2015. The Mobilization Process of Syria’s Activists: The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and the Political Culture. International Journal of Communication.