Hakan Ergül is a lecturer at the Department of Culture, Communication & Media, Institute of Education, University College London, UK. Hakan received his PhD from the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University. Previously he worked for Anadolu University, Hacettepe University (Turkey), Tohoku University (Japan), and Université Mohammed VI-Polytechnique (Morocco). He has extensive fieldwork and consultancy experience with research institutions (e.g. CNRS; European Commission-REA) and UN agencies (UNHCR & UNICEF). Hakan taught courses in the fields of media ethnography, everyday life studies, qualitative research methodology, and audience studies and published books and articles pertaining to these fields. His current research examines the role of media in everyday life of vulnerable groups, including children, refugees, and urban poor. His most recent books include: Popularizing Japanese TV (author, Routledge 2019) and Universities in the Neoliberal Era (co-editor, Palgrave 2017). He loves, reads and write literature.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
media anthropology; digital media; communication studies; ethnography of everyday life; Cultural Studies; Asian studies; Japanese television and popular culture; media sociology.