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İdil Galip

İdil Galip
Name
İdil Galip
Title
Organisation
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK EH8 9NT
Telephone
+44 (0) 7732 425 410
E-Mail
Research Interests
Digital culture, Digital Sociology, digital research, new media, Algorithmic Culture, Everyday Life, Social media and internet technologies, Comedy and Humour, Reddit, Social Networks, Instagram, memes, niche-memes, content creation
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/sociology/idil_galip

PhD Title

Niche-Memes on Instagram

PhD candidate and tutor.

I research niche-memes and niche-meme creators on Instagram.

Supervision

Dr. Kate Orton-Johnson

Dr. Karen Gregory

Previous Research

“The more repressive the regime, the more numerous the political jokes.” 

Alan Dundes, 1971.      

In my master’s dissertation titled Dangerous Words: Digital Citizenship and Censorship in Turkey, I explored how users within the Turkish cyberspace utilised subversive online humour to engage in political dissent. I adopted a netnographic data collection method for this study, focusing primarily on the case of Dangerous Turkish Minds.  

I was supervised by Dr. Liene Ozoliņa.

Publications

Karakayali, Nedim, Kostem Burc and Galip, Idil. “Recommendation systems as technologies of the self: Algorithmic control and the formation of music taste”, Theory, Culture & Society. Volume: 35 issue: 2, page(s): 3-24. 2017.

Galip, Idil. "Book Review: Digital Sociologies"New Media & Society, 2019.

Talks

Presenter: "The Memeing of Feminism: Humour on Instagram"

Co-chair: "Digital Research Ethics" Panel 

University of Edinburgh, New Directions.

April 19th, 2019. 

Presenter: “Dangerous Words: Online Citizenship and Censorship in Turkey”

Bilkent University, POLS Talks Seminar Series.

December 5th 2017, Ankara - Turkey. 

Qualifications

Master of Science in Political Sociology

London School of Economics, UK. 2016-2017.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Certificate in Philosophy

Bilkent University, Turkey. 2012-2016.

Non-Academic Interests

I enjoy writing poetry and short stories. 

East, West, Hodja, So-Fi Zine page(s): 32-4.

At Barrio, Dog-Ear Magazine.