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Dr Can Yalcinkaya is an academic program manager at Macquarie University College, where he is the course authority for the Diploma of Arts Media and Communications, along with other Diploma and Undergraduate Certificate courses. He is a researcher, multidisciplinary artist, editor, curator, translator, and musician, whose work is placed at the intersection of scholarship, art and activism. He is a member of Centre for Media History and the Art-Ethnography Lab at Macquarie University. 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 and Cement Fondu. Hazeen was featured in an ABC Arts Documentary titled "You See Monsters" (dir. Tony Jackson, 2017). Most recently, Can participated in the world-renowned art exhibition Documenta in Germany in 2022 and was interviewed by Germany's national broadcaster 3SAT.

Key Research and Teaching Areas: transnational media, diaspora studies, film studies, critical and cultural theory, gender studies, multimodal storytelling, arts-based research, comics and graphic novels.

Education/Academic qualification

Media , PhD, 'Wounds of Difference': Melancholy in Turkish Film and Popular Music, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

30 Jul 200730 Apr 2013

Award Date: 30 Apr 2013

Media and Cultural Studies, Master of Science, A Shift in the Tradition of Humour Magazines in Turkey: The Case of L-Manyak and Lombak , Middle East Technical University

15 Sept 200321 Dec 2006

Award Date: 21 Dec 2006

American Culture and Literature, Bachelor of Arts, Hacettepe University

15 Sept 199930 Jun 2003

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003


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