8th International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

8-10 April, 2019

Cibali Hall

“Discourses and Practices of Othering: Politics, Policy Making and Media”

Conference Program




10.00 AM Registration, Coffee & Tea

10.30 AM Opening Speeches

  • Prof. Banu Baybars Hawks, Chair, Public Relations Department, Faculty of Communication, Kadir Has University
  • Prof. Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz, Rector, Kadir Has University

11.00 – 12.00 AM

Session I: Manufacturing Others in Political Discourse and Popular Culture

Moderator: Suncem Koçer

  • Üst Akılas an Example of Hegemonic Articulation in Turkish Media, Kerem Karaosmanoğlu, Yıldız Technical University
  • Others in Other Worlds- The Earthly Politics of Othering in Science Fiction, Itır Toksöz, Doğuş University
  • “Public Immoralist”: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Queer Subjectification in Contemporary Turkey, Eser Selen, Kadir Has University

12.00 – 12.15 AM Coffee Break

12.15 AM – 13.15 PM

Session II: Constructions of Others in News Media

Moderator: Çiğdem Bozdağ

  • The Vicious Cycle of Othering: Representation of Others in ‘Fake News’on Rohingya People and Uighurs, Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Bahşeşehir University
  • Coverage of Terrorism and Security Issues in Georgian Print Media (2005-2015),Tamari Narindoshvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • The Best Possible “Other” Constructing “Integration Process” and Refugees from the News Media Perspective,Nezih Orhon, Anadolu University

13.15 – 14.30 PM Lunch

14.30 – 15.30 PM

Session III: The Role of Political and Economic Crisis in Conflicts

Moderator: Kerem Karaosmanoğlu

  • The Global Culture of Fear: Neoliberalism and Media Framing of Resistance,Lee Artz, Purdue University
  • Concept of Alienation and its relationship with Socioeconomic Otherization,Sonat Bayram, Trakya University
  • Securitization of Turkey’s 2018-2019 Economic Crisis, Berkay Ayhan, Kadir Has University

15.30 – 15.45 PM Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45 PM

Session IV: The Others of National Identity in Historical Narratives

Moderator: Defne Karaosmanoğlu

  • Continuing the Ottoman MilletSystem: The Othering of Assyrians as “Christians” in Iraq,Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Kadir Has University
  • Ethnic Corruption and Conflict in Historical Texts; Ignoring Others and the Risale-i Nur,Dilek Çelebi, Leicester University
  • Conflict and Political Communication: An Analysis of Media-Audience Negotiations and Its Impact on Kashmir Discourse, Irfan Hashim,Kashmir-SrinagarUniversity



10.00 – 11.00 AM

Session V: Media Producers and Policy Makers in the Process of Othering

Moderator: İrem İnceoğlu

  • The Role of Political Economy in Practices and Dynamics of Othering in News and Other Media,Nilgün Tutal Cheviron & Orhan Şener, Galatasaray University
  • Othering through Disinformation: Policy Responses to Manufactured Divisions,Cherian George, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • City Branding Policies Based On Cosmopolitan Comprehensiveness, Ayça Can Kırgız, Istanbul Kent University

11.00 – 11.15 AM Coffee Break

11.15 AM – 12.30 PM

Session VI: Theoretical Perspectives in Othering Across Media and Genres

Moderator: Banu Baybars Hawks

  • Political Polarization and the Othering of Syrians in Turkey,İrem İnceoğlu, Kadir Has University
  • Western Fantasy/Eastern History: Orientalism in Travel Books, Deniz Özçetin, Kadir Has University
  • Manufacturing Monsters across Genres and Media:  Towards a Multi-Dimensional Research Agenda on the Cultural Construction of the Other, Holger Pötzsch, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • The Development of the Orientalist Discourse in American Cinema – from The Sheikh(1912) to Jack Ryan(2018), Abderrahmene Bourenane, Le Mans University

12.30 – 14.00 PM Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 PM

Keynote Speech

The Fallen Image: Compassion After Digital Wars

Prof. Andrew David Hoskins

University of Glasgow

15.00 – 15.15 PM Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.30 PM

Session VII: Social Media Strategies Beyond Hegemonic Politics

Moderator: HolgerPötzsch

  • “Others’” Resistance in Social Media: Ten Years Challenge, Mesut Uçak, Kadir Has University & Zindan Çakıcı, Galatasaray University
  • Digital Popular Culture, Brexit and “Othering”: The Case of Populist Discourses in Anti-Brexit Online Memes, Animations and Videos,Lyndon Way, Liverpool University
  • Digital Memory Activists: Resisting Against Otherization in Turkey’s Forgetful News Media Environment, Banu Baybars Hawks, Sarphan Uzunoğlu & Mine Bertan Yılmaz, Kadir Has University & Lebanese American University
  • News, (Mis) Information, and Social Media in Turkey: Strategies of Assessment, Pathways of Circulation,Suncem Koçer & Çiğdem Bozdağ, Kadir Has University

16.30 – 17.30 PM

Session VIII: Politics of Arts

Moderatör: Deniz Özçetin

  • Diasporic Muslim Communities’ Display of Visual Art and Its Communicative Intention for Challenging Otherization, Balca Arda, Kadir Has University
  • Making the Other Visible: Glitch as a Mode of Representation in Nil Yalter’s Artworks, Cansu Nur Şimşek, Kadir Has University
  • Hostile Film: Documentary as the Vehicle of Political Conflict,Peter Stuart Robinson, UiT The Arctic University of Norway



10 April 2019 WEDNESDAY

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Closed Session: Research Group Meetings