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Turkish Scholar Compares US & Turkish Conservative Discourse

Dr. Birol Demircan, a current visiting scholar from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, presented on his research topic, “Comparing American and Turkish Conservative Discourse Construction”, January 8th, 2019.  His recent research examines structures of power and social dynamics shaping conservative political discourse in the United States and Turkey.  During his research, under the supervision of Dr. Stefanie Wickstrom, he interviewed conservative leaders regarding family, religion, economy, morality, authority, and change and presented on how these concepts are discussed, presented by media, and ideologically reproduced.

His presentation, which was attended by a variety of students, staff, faculty and community members, was sponsored by CWU’s Political Science and Communications departments, in conjunction with the Office of International Studies & Programs.

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