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Eylem Atakav, PhD

Professor of Film, Gender and Public Engagement
University of East Anglia
Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community

Eylem Atakav, PhD, is a professor of film, gender and public engagement at the University of East Anglia where she teaches courses on women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. She is the recipient of 2016 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Outstanding Contribution to Pedagogy Award and is a HEA National Teaching Fellow (2016). Atakav is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012) and editor of Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013). She recently completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project entitled British [Muslim] Values. She is the director of Growing Up Married (2016) – an internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary about forced marriage and child brides in Turkey. Atakav previously served as the NAFSA TLS KC Intercultural Communication and Training Network Leader. She received her BA in film, television and radio studies from Ankara University; MA in media studies from Southampton Solent University; and her PhD in film and cultural studies from Nottingham Trent University.