Ülkü Doğanay

Affiliated Faculty

School of Public Policy


BA, Ankara University Faculty of Communication, 1993
Master’s degree, Middle East Technical University (Political Science)
Ph.D., Ankara University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Political Communication
Discriminatory and Racist Discourses


After receiving her BA from Ankara University Faculty of Communication in 1993, Ülkü Doğanay received her master’s degree in Political Science from the Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. from Ankara University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. During her Ph.D. studies, upon gaining a scholarship from Turkish Academy of Sciences, she worked at the French Press Institute of Paris II University. In 2009, she became Associate Professor in the field of Political Life and Institutions, and in 2014 she was appointed as a full professor at the Faculty of Communication of Ankara University where she worked between 1994 and 2017. Courses Against Discrimination, Political Thought and Regimes, Interpersonal Communication, Contemporary Theories of Democracy, Democratisation in Turkey, Discourses of Discrimaniton in the Media are among the courses she taught. In February 2017,  she was purged with an emergency decree of law and banned from public service, for signing the “Academics for Peace Petition”.

Beside several papers on political communication, democracy and discrimination she is also the author of the book Rethinking Democratic Procedures (in Turkish) which was published from Imge Publishing House in 2003: and among the co-authors of the books I am not a Racist but: Discourses of Racism and Discrimination in the Press (2011, Human Rights Joint Platform Publication- in Turkish), Elective Democracy (2017, Imge Publishing House- in Turkish), Faces of Discrimination (editor, 2018, Human Rights Joint Platform -in Turkish). Currently she is teaching at the School of Human Rights in Turkey, which is an online platform for human rights education.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Culture and Communication. Her research interest are political communication, discriminatory and racist discourses.

Ülkü Doğanay
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