The Young Scholars on Turkey (YSOT) Program Presents
“Social Media and Digital Public Sphere in Turkey” with Courtney Dorroll (University of Arizona)
The role of social media during the Arab Revolutions is often debated with strong emphasis on the particular techniques and technologies available to dissidents and the general public. This presentation aims to focus on the relationship between the digital public sphere and “national identity” by examining the YouTube ban in Turkey. In a world of fundamentally transformed modes of communication patterns, what can such bans tell us about the limits of digital public sphere and the nation-state in Turkey and the Middle East?
Moderated by Kadir Ustun, Research Director, SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
Courtney Dorroll is currently Jacob K. Javits Fellow and PhD student in the department of Middle East and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. Dorroll focuses on modern Turkey and contemporary issues of the Turkish diasporic community in Germany as well as media and cultural policy issues in Turkey and Germany. After obtaining her MA, Dorroll spent a year as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany.