erkanErkan Saka is an Assistant Professor at School of Communication, Istanbul Bilgi University. He teaches on New Media Cultures and Cyber Anthropology. He did his BA and MA studies at the Sociology Department of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He received his PhD degree at the Anthropology Department at Rice University (Houston, TX). He has been a political blogger since 2004 (, He coordinates and presents a TV show on new media (SosyalKafa) and he is a co-coordinator of a Citizen Journalism Training Program at Bilgi Eğitim.

Topic of presentation: How the youth has used the new media in the recent Gezi parki protests in Turkey

Organization: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi