Altug Akin is an associate professor doctor at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. His research focus is mainly about broadly defined communication/media practices that extend beyond the national borders and scales. In this context, Turkish media experience – particularly in relation with Europe and the Middle East – constitutes the core of his research activities.
Altug Akin completed his doctoral studies in audio-visual communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain; and masters’ studies in journalism studies at the Stockholm University, Sweden. Mr. Akin was a visiting scholar at Annenberg School for Communication of UPENN, between 2015 and 2016. Parallel to his academic career, Altug Akin has been contributing to several media outlets, including the BBC World Service Turkish Section, where he worked as a journalist.
He currently teaches at the Department of Media and Communication at Izmir University of Economics, practices freelance journalism, and translates literature from Spanish to Turkish.