Ayça Oral

Ayça Oral received her B.A. degree in the Foreign Language Education Department of Marmara University in İstanbul in 2005 and her M.A. degree, which was awarded a scholarship, in Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University in İstanbul in 2013. She was a private Phd. student in the department of sociology in Koç University for a year and an exchange student in University of Vienna. She is currently a Phd. student in Sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, İstanbul. She had been an instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University and Nişantaşı University until 2018. Her research interests in sociology are in the areas of popular culture, fandom communities, youth studies and visual sociology. Ayça’s role in CHIEF will be team co-coordinator of WP8 and also involved in WP1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and specifically WP7.