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Dr Can Yalcinkaya is a Senior Teacher at Macquarie University International College, where he coordinates the Diploma of Media and Communication program. He is a researcher, a comic artist and musician, whose scholarly and creative work feed into each other. He is the convenor of the Graphic Social Science Research Network, a community of researchers who aim to foster and promote scholarly research communicated in the multi-modal medium of graphic novels. He is a founding member of the Comics Studies Society and a full member of Centre for Media History. Along with Dr Safdar Ahmed, he founded the anti-racist Muslim metal band, Hazeen and performed in art venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art. Hazeen was featured in an ABC Arts Documentary titled "You See Monsters" (dir. Tony Jackson, 2017). Can's scholarly and creative works were covered in national and international media. He was interviewed by ABC Radio National, SBS Radio, Tor.com, and Bleeding Cool among others.

Key Research Areas: transnational media, diaspora studies, cultural identities, gender, visual culture, comics and graphic novels, ethnomusicology

Education/Academic qualification

Media , PhD, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

30 Jul 200730 Apr 2013

Media and Cultural Studies, Master of Science, Middle East Technical University

15 Sep 200321 Dec 2006

American Culture and Literature, Bachelor of Arts, Hacettepe University

15 Sep 199930 Jun 2003

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Research Outputs


Azaola, R., Ahmed, S., Yalcinkaya, C., Imielski, M., Chandler, D. & Hernandez, B., 2019

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

  • Creeping Sharia: an extreme response to Islamophobia

    Yalcinkaya, C. & Ahmed, S., 2019, Australian metal music: identities, scenes and cultures. Hoad, C. (ed.). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing, p. 111-127 17 p. (Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Drawing Istanbul's asshole: Turkish punk comics

    Yalçinkaya, C., 2019, "I'm just a comic book boy": essays on the intersection of comics and punk. Field, C. B., Lannon, K., MacBride, M. D. & Douglas, C. C. (eds.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, p. 153-169 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Homoti: the Turkish gay E.T. remake

    Yalcinkaya, C., 15 Sep 2018, Sequentials, 1, 2.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
  • Sovereign Murders

    Ahmed, S. & Yalcinkaya, C., 12 Jul 2018

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 3 Membership of network
    • 3 Invited talk

    Nervous Lines: Autobiographical Comics and Graphic Scholarship

    Can Yalcinkaya (Speaker)
    2 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Hazeen: Zombies, Muslims and Death Metal

    Can Yalcinkaya (Speaker)
    15 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Graphic Social Science Network (External organisation)

    Can Yalcinkaya (Chair)
    2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Comics Studies Society (External organisation)

    Can Yalcinkaya (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Oz Comic-Con Comic Studies Panel

    Can Yalcinkaya (Speaker)
    29 Mar 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    The Zombie Death Metal Duo Thrashing Away Islamophobia

    Safdar Ahmed & Can Yalcinkaya


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    You See Monsters

    Can Yalcinkaya


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    This Aussie Muslim Band Are Calling Out Bigots With Their “Death Metal Jihad”

    Can Yalcinkaya


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Tiamat’s Terrain: Comics of the Gezi Resistance

    Can Yalcinkaya


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities