Last updated: July 2021
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8818-7265
h-index score: 7,
Scopus citations: 138,
Google Scholar citations: 324
Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Department of Public Relations, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Dissertation Title: Public Relations, Public Diplomacy, and Immigrant Integration in the European Union: An Analysis of the Turkish Diaspora in the Capital of Europe. 09/2009, Prof. Juan-Carlos Molleda, University of Florida
|Master of Arts in Public Relations, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Department of Public Relations, Gainesville, Florida, USA.||2004-2006|
Thesis Title: Reputation Management of the Big Four Public Accounting Firms After the Enron and Arthur Andersen Scandals.
09/2006, Prof. Linda Hon, University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Design, Bilkent University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, Turkey.
Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, Turkey.
Instructor, Ph.D. Bilkent University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, Turkey.
|Part-time Instructor, Ph.D. Bilkent University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, Turkey.||2009-2012|
|Communication Specialist. UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Ankara, Turkey.||2010-2012|
Communication Graduate Assistant. University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Dean’s Office, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Teaching Assistant. University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Department of Public Relations, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Ozdora-Aksak, E., Connolly-Ahern, C., & Dimitrova, D. 2021. Victims or Intruders? Refugee Portrayals in the News in Turkey, Bulgaria, and the UK, Special issue of Media War and Conflict. (Scopus)
Ozdora-Aksak, E. & Dimitrova, D. V. 2021. Walking on a Tightrope: Challenges and Opportunities for Civil Society Organizations Working with Refugees and Migrants in Turkey. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, online, doi: 10.1007/s11266-020-00312-8. (SSCI)
Ozdora Aksak, E. 2020. Discursive Construction of Syrian Refugees in Shaping International Public Opinion: Turkey’s Public Diplomacy Efforts, Discourse and Communication, 14(3): 294-313. doi: 10.1177/1750481319893769. (SSCI)
Dimitrova, D. V., Ozdora Aksak, E., & Connolly-Ahern, C. 2018. On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views from Two Different Cultural Perspectives, American Behavioral Scientist, 62(4): 532-546. doi:10.1177/0002764218756920. (SSCI)
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2016. Gaining legitimacy trough CSR: An analysis of Turkey’s 30 largest corporations. Business Ethics: A European Review, 25(3): 238-257. doi: 10.1111/beer.12114. (SSCI)
Ozdora-Aksak, E., Ferguson, M.A. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2016. Corporate social responsibility and CSR fit as predictors of corporate reputation: A global perspective. Public Relations Review, 42(1): 79-81. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.11.004. (SSCI)
Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2015. An Analysis of Turkey’s Telecommunications Sector’s Online Presence: How Corporate Social Responsibility Contributes to Organizational Identity Construction, Public Relations Review, 41(3): 365-369 doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.01.001. (SSCI)
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2015. The online presence of Turkish banks: Communicating the softer side of corporate identity. Public Relations Review, 41(1): 119-128. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2014.10.004. (SSCI)
Atakan-Duman, S. and Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2014. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Online Identity Construction: An Analysis of Turkey’s Banking Sector, Public Relations Review, 40(3): 862-864. doi: 10.10167j.pubrev.2014.07.004. (SSCI)
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Molleda J. C. 2014. Immigrant Integration through Public Relations and Public Diplomacy: An Analysis of the Turkish Diaspora in the Capital of the European Union. Turkish Studies, 15(2), 220-241. doi: 10.1080/14683849.2014.926235. (SSCI)
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Other Scholarly Publications
Altun, I., & Ozdora Aksak, E. 2019. Sponsorlu İçerik Marka İmajını Kurtarabilir mi: Türkiye’deki Teknoloji ve Telekomünikasyon Endüstrisinden Bir Vaka (Can Sponsored Content Be a Savior for Brand Image: A Case Study from Technology & Telecommunications Industry in Turkey) İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi (48), 496-510.
Atakan Duman, S. and Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2017. The CSR Agenda of a Family Holding in Oil Extraction and Mining: An analysis of Turkey’s Pet Holding (Pet Holding Örnek Olay İncelemesi: Türkiye’de Bir Petrol Arama ve Madencilik Aile Şirketinin Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluk Gündemi), İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi, 44, 2-16.
Atakan Duman, S. and Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2017. ‘Türkiye’de Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluğun Kavramsallaştırılması: Meta Sentez Analizi. Business and Economics Research Journal, 8(3), 501-517.
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2016. How A Turkish Bank Uses Corporate Social Responsibility to Construct Its Identity? A Case Study. Istanbul University Faculty of Communication Journal, 1(50): 73-88. doi: 17064/iüifhd.50861
Ozdora‐Aksak, E. and Atakan‐Duman, S. 2014. Türkiye’de Telekomünikasyon Sektöründe Internet Üzerinden Örgütsel Kimlik İnşasında Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluğun Rolü, Gazi Üniversitesi İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi, 38, 133-148.
Kiliç N.P., Dikmen, E. Ş., & Özdora Akşak, E. (May 27, 2021). Pandemi Döneminde T.C. Sağlik Bakanliği Dijital İletişim Pratikleri. Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication 8th International Communications Day: Crisis Communication in the Digital Age, Istanbul Turkey. May 26-28, 2021.
Dimitrova, D., & Ozdora Aksak, E. (April 22, 2021). Differences in Communication Strategies between Bulgarian and Turkish Migration CSOs. Presented in What do we say to migrants throughout their journey? Workshop organized by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, April 22-23, 2021.
Emel Özdora-Aksak and Colleen Kennedy-Karpat. 2020. “Strengthening NGO advocacy and digital communication capacities for marginalized groups through communication education and integrated curricula” (pp 402-405) published in the Proceeding Book of the Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication 7th International Communication Days – Communications Education in the Digital Age, Istanbul, Turkey, 21-23 October, 2020.
Ozdora Aksak, E. & Dimitrova, D. 2020. “Humanitarian Organizations in Turkey: Access, Communication and Impact” presented at panel on “A Toolkit for Researching Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Refugees/Asylum Seekers/Forced Migrants,” Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference, San Francisco, USA, 6-9 August 2020.
Ozdora Aksak, E., Dikmen, Ş., & Ince, L. Y. 2019. Oyun Çalışmalarında Yönelimler: Kuramsal Bakış Açıları, Yazının Gelişimi ve İletişim Teknolojilerinin Rolü. Yeni Medya Kongresi, Izmir, Turkey, 4-5 October 2019.
Dal, A. & Ozdora Aksak, E. 2019. Dijital Temsil Eşitsizliğine Direnmek Mümkün mü? Mülteci, Sığınmacı ve Göçmenleri Destekleyen Kuruluşların Türkiye’deki Sosyal Ağ Kullanımı. Yeni Medya Kongresi, Izmir, Turkey, 4-5 October 2019.
Ozdora-Aksak, E., Dimitrova, D., & Connolly-Ahern, C. Victims or Intruders? Refugee Portrayals in the News in Turkey and Bulgaria. International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, 7-11 July, 2019, Madrid, SPAIN.
Ozdora Aksak, E. 2019. Discursive Construction of Syrian Refugees to Shape International Public Opinion: The Case of Turkey. 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, May 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA.
Alakoc, B. P., & Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2019. Media Framing of Terrorism as Public Diplomacy. 77th Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, April 4-7, 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.
Altun, Ipek and Ozdora-Aksak, Emel. 2018. Sponsorlu İçerik Marka İtibarını Kurtarabilir mi: Türkiye’deki Teknoloji ve Telekomünikasyon Endüstrisinden Bir Vaka Arastirmasi. CIDA / Uluslararası Dijital Çağda İletişim Sempozyumu, 18-19 October, Mersin University, Mersin, TURKEY.
Connolly-Ahern, C., Dimitrova, D. and Ozdora-Akşak, E. 2016. Framing a Humanitarian Crisis: Content Analysis of Refugee Coverage from Five European Nations. International Communication Section at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference 27-31 July 2016, Leicester, UK.
Dimitrova, D. and Ozdora-Akşak, E. 2015. On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views from Two Different Cultural Perspectives Turkey and Bulgaria. National Communication Association (NCA) 101th Annual Convention 19-22 November 2015, Las Vegas, USA.
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2015. Establishing Legitimacy Through Corporate Social Responsibility: Identity Construction in Turkish Banks. Vol. 1, 51-55. 15th EBES Conference Lisbon, PORTUGAL.
Atakan-Duman, S. and Ozdora-Aksak, E. 2015. How do Turkish Banks Construct their Identities: A Thematic Analysis. 820-825. INTCESS15-International Conference on Education and Social Sciences, 2-4 February 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. ISBN: 978-605-64453-2-3.
Paşamehmetoğlu, A., Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2014. CSR as a strategic tool for gaining legitimacy: Mapping CSR activities among Turkey’s Largest Corporations. World Business and Social Science Research Conference, 14-16 April 2014, Paris, FRANCE.
Ozdora-Aksak, E. and Atakan-Duman, S. 2014. Online Identity Construction in Turkey’s Banking Sector: The Contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility. The 64th International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, 22-26 May 2014, Seattle, USA.
Researcher. Dikmen, Ergin Şafak, and Abdulrezak Altun, Emel Özdora Akşak, Nilüfer Pınar Kılıç (2020). Pandemi Döneminde Dijital İletişim Stratejileri: TC Sağlık Bakanlığı Örneği. (Digital Communication Strategies During the Pandemic Period: The Case of the Turkish Ministry of Health) T.C. Ankara Üniversitesi Rektörlüğü Bilimsel Araştırma Projesi. Budget: 14.999 TL
Researcher. Ozdora Akşak, Emel and Daniela Dimitrova (Prof. at Iowa State University). “The Role of Media Discourse and NGO Advocacy for Marginalized Populations: Fostering Social Change and Integration,” Arthur Page Center for Integrity in Public Communications at Penn State University – Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar grant for Advocacy Communication. Budget: US$3000
Researcher. Connolly-Ahern, Colleen (Prof. at Penn State), Ozdora Akşak, Emel and Daniela Dimitrova (Prof. at Iowa State University). On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views from Two Different Cultural Perspectives Turkey and Bulgaria. Arthur Page Center for Ethics in Public Communication ‐ Refugee Communication Project. Budget: US$3000
|Researcher. Atakan Duman, Şirin and Ozdora Akşak, Emel. The Contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Organizational Identity: An Analysis of Turkey’s Banking Sector.” (Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluk Faaliyetlerinin Örgütsel Kimliğe Katkısı: Türkiye Bankacılık Sektörüne Yönelik Bir Araştırma,) TUBİTAK 3001 Research Project, Project no: 114K096, 15 October 2014-15 April 2015 (6 months) Budget: 16,960 TL||2014-2015|
T.C. Ankara University Scientific Research Project (2020) 14.999 TL
Arthur Page Society – Advocacy Communication Research Grant (2019) 3000 US Dollars
ICA Annual Conference Grant (2019) 300 US Dollars
TÜBİTAK 2224-A BİDEB Academic Conference Participation Grant (2019) 1400 US Dollars
Arthur Page Society Refugee Communication Project Research Grant (2014) 3000 US Dollars
TUBITAK 3001 Research Project Grant (2014-2015) 16,960 TL
ICA Annual Conference Travel Grant (2014) 250 US Dollars
Instructor and Assistant Professor
Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design.
COMD 204 – Media Studies II
COMD 290 – Summer Practice I
COMD 341 – Media and Society
COMD 346 – Introduction to Advertising
COMD 358 – Professional Communication
COMD 439 – International Public Relations
COMD 461 – Public Relations and Communication Campaigns
COMD 462 – Special topics in Advertising
COMD 481 – Visual Communication Project I
COMD 482 – Visual Communication Project II
COMD 511 – Research Methods (Graduate Level)
FA 171 – Art and Culture I
FA 172 – Art and Culture II
Emel Ozdora Aksak & Nur Uysal (2021) De Paul University – The Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program application for organizing a course in the Spring 2021 Semester. The Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program is a virtual exchange program aimed at supporting instructors to structure collaborative international learning experiences, facilitated by technology, between students from international institutions.
MASS MEDIA QUOTES & APPEARANCES
Received Associate Professor title from the Turkish Republic Higher Education Board (YÖK).
Outstanding International Student Award. University of Florida, Gainesville Florida, USA.
· Member, Okuma Kültürü Derneği (Reading Culture Association)
· Voluntary Communication Consultant, Development Workshop NGO – Individuals Supporting Development Project – Communication Campaign Development Support
|· Voluntary Communication Consultant, Development Workshop NGO –Combatting Child Labor in Seasonal Migrational Workers Project (financial support from the Embassy of Netherlands) – Communication Campaign Development Support||2013-2014|