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Academic Biography

Dr Digdem Sezen is a Lecturer in Transmedia Production at Teesside University, Transmedia Digital Arts and Animation Department. Her research and teaching focus on the history, theory, and practice of interactive digital media and transmedia storytelling. She holds a PhD from Istanbul University. She was awarded the Fulbright scholarship for her doctoral studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Digital Media. Before joining Teesside, she has been an Associate Professor of Game and Visual Communication Design at Istanbul University, Faculty of Communications. She also taught digital games, films, transmedia storytelling and media theory at various institutions including Bahcesehir University, Sabanci University and Istanbul Bilgi University. Between 2017-2019 she involved in EU-funded research innovation projects in Germany hosted by Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences. She focused on the implementation of interactive storytelling and gamification for cultural heritage places and educational settings. She edited books and published book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, and encyclopedia articles from publishers including Routledge, Springer, LIT Verlag, and Palgrave MacMillan. Her recent research and publications focus on understanding contemporary data-driven visual culture.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Istanbul University

Award Date: 15 Nov 2011

Master, Istanbul University

Award Date: 5 Jul 2005

Bachelor, Istanbul University

Award Date: 15 Jul 2002

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, Hochschule Rhein-Waal

20172019

Associate Professor, Istanbul University

20172020

Part-time Lecturer, Sabanci University

20162018

Part-time Lecturer, Istanbul Bilgi University

20152017

Part-time Lecturer, Bahcesehir University

2014 → …

Assistant Professor, Istanbul University

20142017

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

20112012

Fulbright PhD Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology

20082009

Research Assistant, Istanbul University

20022011

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