Emel Özdora Akşak

Emel Özdora Akşak, Ph. D

Emel 2021 Education
BS. in Communication and Design, Bilkent University, 2004

MA. in Public Relations, University of Florida, 2006

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of Florida, 2009

Doçent Dr., April 2016


Emel Ozdora-Aksak is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey. She received her Ph.D in Mass Communication from the University of Florida in 2009 and worked for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Turkey Country Office as a communication specialist before transferring back to an academic career. Her research interests include organizational communication, corporate social responsibility, public relations, public diplomacy, and refugees and migration. She has received two research grants from the Arthur Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication to research Syrian refugees and other vulnerable communities in Turkey. Her research has been published in Discourse and Communication, Public Relations Review, American Behavioral Scientist, Voluntas, and Business Ethics: A European Review.

Research Interests
Public relations, organizational communication, reputation management, inter-cultural communication, advertising, corporate social responsibility, refugees, migration



Email: emel.ozdora@bilkent.edu.tr

Phone: (0312) 290-1061


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