Biography

Dr Eylem Atakav is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean for Internationalisation at the University of East Anglia where she teaches courses on women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. She is the Chair-elect for the Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Knowledge Community of NAFSA: Association of International Educators between 2019-2022. She is the recipient of 2016 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Outstanding Contribution to Pedagogy Award, and has recently been selected as a HEA National Teaching Fellow.  She is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012) and editor of Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013). She is the director of Growing Up Married – an internationally acclaimed documentary about forced marriage and child brides in Turkey. She recently completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project entitles British [Muslim] Values.

Academic Background

BA (Hons) (Ankara), MA (Southampton Solent), PhD (Nottingham Trent)

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