Gökçen Karanfil joined the Faculty of Communication at IUE in 2007. Since then he has thought a variety of courses in the Media and Communication Department both in undergarduate and graduate levels. He has also been the Vice Dean of the faculty between 2009 and 2012. Gökçen's research interests include theories of globalisation, theories of nationalism, transnational media flows and media sociology. Gokçen Karanfil is the head of Media and Communication Department since 2012.