March 21, 2016 Associate Professor , Republic of Turkey Inter-university Board Examination, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey
2009-2012 Ph.D. Degree, Creative Industries Faculty,
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
2006- 2009 Ph.D. Student (Course work and confirmation)
Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Ankara University, Ankara
2003- 2006 M.Sc. Degree, Department of Women Studies, Ankara University, Ankara
1998-1994 B.A. Degree, Department of English Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, Ankara
ILT 110 Introduction to Health Communication(Faculty of Medicine- Undergraduate Program)(Fall)
ILT 111 Contemporary Discussions in Health Communication (Faculty of Medicine- Undergraduate Program)( Spring)
ILT 112 Introduction to Health Communication (Faculty of Dentistry-Undergraduate Program)(Fall)
ILT 114 Communication in Health (Elective-Spring)
Courses in MA Program of Communication Sciences
ILT 513 History of Communication (Compulsory Scientific Prep. -Fall)
ILT 653 Digital Storytelling (Elective-Spring)
Courses in MA Program of Cultural Studies and Media*
KLM 643 Gender and Language (Elective-Fall)
KLM 641 Literature and Communication (Elective- Spring/Fall)
Courses in PhD Program of Communication Sciences
İLT 732 Digital Cultures (Communication Sciences Ph.D. Program)(Elective-Spring)
İLT 740 Theories and Contemporary Discussions in Health Communication (Communication Sciences Ph.d. Program (Elective- Fall)
April 2015- recently “Encounters: Digital Storytelling in Australia and Turkey”, in cooperation with CCAT, Curtin University, Perth, Australia (Project in progress)
July 2015- recently “Everyday Life in Chicago: Women Experiences Shared with Digital Stories”, in cooperation with DePaul University, Faculty of Communication, Chicago, USA (Project in progress)
January- December 2014 “ Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in Turkey” In cooperation with Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey (Project completed)
July-October 2014 “Here and There: Everyday Life Narratives of Migrant Women from Turkey Living in Melbourne”, based in Monash University- Centre for Women Studies and Gender Research, funded by Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Manager, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
December 2013 - March 2014 “Hacettepe Üniversitesi Öğrencileri ve Çalışanları ile Kurum Kültürünü için Dijital Hikaye Anlatımı Atölyeleri” [Digital Storytelling Workshops with students and Employees of Hacettepe University for Cooperate Culture], Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Manager, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
October 2013 “Bir İletişim Mekanı olarak Mutfak” [Kitchen as a Communication Space], Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Manager, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
June 2013- April 2014 “Health Reforms from the Perspective of Healthcare Staff in Turkey”, Research Project, Research Team Leader,
World Bank, Ankara, Turkey. (Final report submitted)
April –May 2013 “CREATE, ACT, CHANGE: The 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference Organization Funding Support Project”, Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Manager, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
June 2010 “Dijital Hikaye Anlatımının Sivil Toplum Kuruluşlarında Kullanımı”
[The use of Digital Storytelling in the Non-governmental organizations], Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Coordinator, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
December 2009-February 2010 “Dijital Hikaye Anlatımı ve Kadınların Katılım Deneyimleri”[Digital Storytelling and Participation Experiences of Women], Scientific Research Unit Project Grant, Project Coordinator, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. (Project completed)
Şimşek, B. (forthcoming) Digital Storytelling for Women’s Well-being in Turkey,
Digital Storytelling: Form and Content. Ed. Tricia Jenkins and Mark Dunford.
Simsek, B. (2013) Hikaye anlattıran, hikayemi anlatan, kendi hikayesini yaratan çember: Dijital hikâye anlatımı atölyesinde birbirine karışan sesler/im.[The Circle that Enables storytelling and Creates its own Story: The Voices in the Digital Storytelling Workshop] Sahadan Sesler: İletişim Araştırmalarında Etnografik Yöntem içinde, ed. Hakan Ergül, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları: İstanbul. Pp.279-308.
Şimşek, B. (2012) Anlatılardan Anlatıma Kapattığım Şehir: Ankara [Ankara: The City that is closed to my narrative], Cumhuriyetin Ütopyası: Ankara. Ankara Üniversitesi Yayınları: Ankara (Book chapter)
Simsek, B. (2010) Sevgi Soysal ile Yürümek [“Walking” with Sevgi Soysal], in Everyday life in Turkish Novels ed.by Tugba Kanlı, DeKi Yayinlari, Istanbul.pp.53-71.
Şimşek, B. (2016) Neoliberal Burdens for Women in Academy: “How dare we not work”
Kadın/Women 2000, Vol. XVII/1, June 2016, p. 51-71.
İnce, Ş., Şimşek, B. (Forthcoming) Gender Identity Crisis in the Urban Kitchen. Ethnologica Balkanica Journal .Vol.19.
Şimşek, B. (2015) Introduction: Tomorrow’s Stories to be Left, in Broadening Digital Storytelling Horizons Special Issue- Guest Editor- Culture Science Journal, Vol. 8 No.2, pp.1-8
Şimşek, B. (2015) Toplumsal İçermeyi Düşünmek: Çocuklardan Çocuklara Dijital Hikayeler [Rethinking Inclusion: Digital Stories from Children For Children], Folklore/Edebiyat. Vol. 21, No.83, 2015/3, pp. 309-324.
Şimşek, B. (2015) Silence to Sound: Narrating the journey to sound for health communication in Turkey, Journal of Faculty of Letters, Vol.32, Sayı.2, Dec.2015, pp.239-248.
Zeybek Kabakcı, G. , Simsek, B. (2015) Kültürler Arasında Göçmen Haller: Erasmus Maceram Dijital Hikayeleri [Migrant Stances Among Cultures: My Erasmus Adventure Digital Stories] Moment Dergi, Vol. 2(1), p. 153-185
Simsek, B. (2014) “Orada ve Burada: İki Göçmen Türk Kadından Dijital Hikayeyle Avustralya’da Kırk yılı Hatırlamak” [Here and There: Remembering Forty Years of Migration through the Digital Stories of Two Migrant Women], Vol.1 No.2, p. 148-174.
Simsek, B., İnce, S. (2014) “Kadın Mutfağından Dijital Hikayeler: Ocakta Yemeğim Var”
[I have Food on the Stove: Digital Stories from Women’s Kitchen], Kadın/Women 2000, Vol.XV, Issue,2, pp.49-69
Şimşek, B. (2012) Enchancing Women’s Participation in Turkey Through Digital Storytelling, Journal of Cultural Science, Vol.5,No. 2, s. 28-46.
Kiessling, T., Şimşek, B. (2011) International acquisitions: retention of a target firm’s key top personnel for social capital, Int. J. Human Resources Development and Management, Vol. 11, Nos.2/3/4, s. 167-178.
Simsek, B. (2010) The strategies that foreign women domestic workers use to overcome the stereotypes they face in Turkey , Ethnologica Balkanica Journal: Migration in, from and to Southeastern Europe Vol.14/2010 p. 71-85
Şimşek, B. (2012) Using Digital Storytelling for Women’s Participation in the Turkish Public Sphere. PhD. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane.
Simsek, B. (2006) Kadınlararası Konuşma Süreçlerinde Toplumsal Cinsiyetin Sergilenmesi [Gender as performance in the conversations among women friends] M.Sc. thesis unpublished, Ankara University Social Sciences Institute, Women Studies Program.
Şimsek, B. (2014) Digital Stories for Children from Children: Time for Social Inclusion. Convention of Rights of the Child CRC@25, 43-52.
Şimşek, B. (2013) Darısı Sizlerin Başına: Sözün Ötesinde Sesin Eşitlik Arayışı,
Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşitliği ve Hukuk: 4th International Conference on Gender Studies, Conference Proceedings: Vol. 2 ed. F. Güven Lisaniler, S. Üçışık erbile, Eastern Mediterranean University Press: Famagusta. pp: 299-309
Şimşek, B. , Erdener, B. (2012) Digital Visual Skills Education for Digital Inclusion of Elder Women in the community, Procedia WCES, Vol.46,pp. 4107-4113.
İnce, Ş. – Şimşek, B. (2007) 3. Sayfaya Feminist Bakış: Suçlu Kadınlar [Accused Women: Feminist Perspectives to the 3rd Page News]
3. Sayfa Ulusal Konferansı Bildiri Kitabı, (3rd Page News National Conference)
Galatasaray Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Medya Çalışmaları Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi, s. 35-47.
Simsek,B. (2015) Paving the way for our emotions: Digital Storytelling for ourselves in Knots and Telltales: Navigation with Digital Stoytelling for Women in Turkey panel, The 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Northampton, USA.
Simsek, B. “Digital Storytelling and Everyday Life Narratives of Turkish Migrant women Living in Melbourne” KomGeDi Public Lecture, November, 20th, 2014,
Georg Ohm Technology University, Nurnberg, Germany.
Simsek, B. Faculty of Social Sciences Research Workshop organised in cooperation with Prof. Dr. G. Riemann, “Use of Digital Storytelling in Social Science Research” Lecture, November 20th, 2014, Georg Ohm Technology University, Nurnberg, Germany.
Simsek, B. “Dijital Hikaye Anlatımı ve Sağlık İletişimi: Gülümseyen Hediyeler DHAA Projesi” [Digital Storytelling and Health Communication: Smiling Gifts Digital Storytelling Workshop], 1st International Cleft Palate Congress, November 30th, 2014, Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey.
Simsek, B. “Sağlık Kurumları Bağlamında Kişilerarası İletişim” başlıklı konuşma, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Araştırma Görevlisi Semineri, [ Interpersonal communication in the Context of Health Institutions- Seminar for Research Assistants] , December 10th, 2014, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Simsek, B. “Migration and Higher Education” Lecture at KomGeDi, November 22nd, 2014, Georg Ohm Technology University, Nurnberg, Germany.
Simsek, B. Toplumda Sağlık Okuryazarlığı Düzeltilmesinde Medyanın Rolü Çalıştayı [The Role of Media in Health Literacy Workshop], Ankara, Turkey, November 7th, 2014, Participant.
Simsek, B. (2014) “Digital Stories from Children for Children” , ICRDF 2014 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 16th- 17th, 2014, paper presentation.
Simsek, B. (2014) “Digital Storytelling and Everyday Life Narratives of Turkish Migrant Women Living in Melbourne” Seminar, September 18th,2014, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Melbourne, Australia.
Simsek, B. (2014) “Digital Storytelling in Turkey: Emerging Agendas” Seminar, August 6th, 2014, Center for Culture and Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Simsek, B. (2014) “Silence to Sound: Narrating hearing loss and beyond”, ANZCA Conference, July 10th, 2014, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
Simsek, B. (2014) “Dijital Hikaye Anlatımı: Kadınların Hikaye Adacıkları[Digital Storytelling: The Story Islands of Women]” Keynote Speech, Ist International New Media and Women Symposium, Uşak University, Uşak, Turkey, 28th May 2014.
Simsek, B.(2014) “Rethinking about transformative digital storytelling”, Panel Chair, Voices of Unrest Panel, Digital storytelling in the Times of Crisis Conference, Athens, Greece, 8-10 May 2014
Şimşek, B., İnce Ş. “Struggles and Remedies in the Kitchen: Digital Stories of Private Spheres”, Digital Storytelling in Times of Crises İnternational Digital Storytelling Conference, Athens, 8-10 May 2014, Paper Presentation
Şimşek, B., İnce, Ş., Sertalp, E. “ First Steps to Voice: Creating Digital Storytelling path in Health Communication in Turkey”, Digital Storytelling in Times of Crises International Digital Storytelling Conference, Athens, 8-10 May 2014, Paper Presentation
Simsek, B. (2014) “ Sağlıkta İletişim ve Sağlık Profesyonellerinin Eğitimindeki Yeri: Dijital Hikaye Anlatımının Kullanımı” [Communication in Health and Its Place in the training of Health Professionals: The use of Digital Storytelling], Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine Training and Information Technologies, March 20th, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Simsek, B. (2014) “ Feminist metodoloji ve Dijital Hikaye anlatımı” [Feminist Methodology and Digital Storytelling]” workshop in Inventorary: Where are we in Women Studies?, Workshop Moderator, March 10th, HUKSAM- Hacettepe University Women Studies Center, Ankara, Turkey
Simsek, B. (2013) New Media Narratives and Social Change, (Guest Speaker), UNETECH-SINT (Use of New Technologies Improving the Quality of Youth Work and Safer Internet) 2013 Training Program, December 9, 2013, Ankara, Turkey.
Simsek, B. (2013) Digital media and personel management, (Guest Speaker)
Georg Ohm Nurnberg Technology University, Faculty of Business Management, November 20, 2013, (Guest Speaker), Nurnberg, Germany.
Simsek, B. (2013) CREATE, ACT, CHANGE: The 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Conference Organizer, May 8-10, 2013, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Simsek, B. (2013) Words in the Kitchen (Keynote Speech), CREATE, ACT, CHANGE: The 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference, May 9, 2013 Hacettepe University,
Simsek, B. (2013) Anlat, Dinle, Duy: Dijital Hikayelerle Duyacaklarınız [Tell, listen and Feel: The things you will feel through listening to digital stories], March 22, 2013 İzmir Economy University, İzmir, Turkey (invited speaker)
Şimşek, B. (2012) Sağlık Okuryazarlığı Çalıştayı (Health Literacy Workshop) participant, December 26, 2012, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Türkiye
Şimşek, B., İnce, Ş, Oğuz, H., Zeybek, G., Çetinkaya, E. (2012) ‘Reflections from a Co-creative Practice: Digital Storytelling in Turkey’, INMC 2012: International New Media Conference, Paper presentation, İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul
Şimşek, B. (2012) ‘ Darısı Sizlerin Başına: Sözün Ötesinde Sesin Eşitlik Arayışı’ [May your turn come next: Beyond words voice’s quest for equality] Paper Presentation. 4th International Conference on Women’s Studies, Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi, North Cyprus.
Şimşek, B. (2012) ‘Amargili Kadınlardan Dijital Hikayeleri Yeniden Ziyaret’ [Digital Stories from Amargi Women-Revisited] Screening. 4th International Conference on Women’s Studies, Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Kuzey Kıbrıs.
Şimşek, B. (2012) ‘Citizens in the Kitchen: Enchancing Digital Inclusion for Women’, ANZCA 2012: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century’ Konferansında sözlü bildiri, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, July 3-5 2012.
Şimşek, B. (2012) ‘Dilemma: The distance between second-person singular and secondperson plural in patient-healthcare provider interactions in Turkey’, International Conference on Global Health and Crisis Communication, Anadolu Üniversitesi, Eskişehir, June 19-21, 2012. (paper presentation)
Şimşek, B. (2012) ‘Digital visual skills education for digital inclusion of elder women in the community’ World conference on Educational Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, February 2-4, 2012.
Şimşek, B. (2011) Sağlık İletişimi Çalıştayı,(Health Communication Workshop) participant, 25 November 2011, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Türkiye.
Simsek, B. , Ince, S. (2011) “ The Potential of Digital Storytelling for Community Building in Turkey”, IMACR Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. (presented paper)
Simsek, B. (2011) “Digital Stories from Amargi Women: The story of a new practice in Turkey”, 4th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Lillehammer, Norway.(presented paper)
Simsek, B. (2010) ‘The Perfect Circle: The use of digital storytelling for the circulation of feminist concerns’’ (presented paper, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Canberra, Australia)
Simsek, B., Vivienne, S. “Two Queer Digital Stories: Challenges to Heteronormative Familial Structures in Turkey and Australia”, 26 October, QUT, Brisbane, Australia (revised paper presentation)
Simsek, B., Vivienne, S. “Two Queer Digital Stories: Challenges to Heteronormative Familial Structures in Turkey and Australia”, July 5-6, 2010 CCI Symposium and RHC Workshop, QUT, Brisbane, Australia. (presented paper and discussion)
Simsek, B., May, 13-15 2010 “Interaction among women by a woman caricaturist in “Böyleyken Böyle” caricatures”(presented paper and published in proceedings) ‘ Archeology of Laughter and the Humor Phenomenon in Media “National Communication Congress, Erzurum, Turkey
Simsek, B. ,May, 11, 2010 “Digital Stories from Amargi Women” Screening HUARGE’10 Hacettepe University Research Exhibiton, Hacettepe University Sihhiye Campus, Ankara, Turkey
Simsek, B. (2010) “The first impressions from the Amargi DST Workshops in Turkey”. (Presentation) QUT, CIF, Brisbane, Australia April 06, 2010.
April, 07-09 2010 Queering Paragims. QUT, Brisbane, Australia
March 03, 2010 “Sexist Language and Examples from Media” “Media –Audience hand-in hand against sexist language” Workshop and Training Program, Karadeniz Women Association, Trabzon
Simsek, B. (2009) ‘Men talk and women talk in intercultural marriages: The experiences of Turkish women in their marriages with native English speaker partners’. (presented paper, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Brisbane, Australia)
July 2009 CCI Symposium and RHC Workshop , QUT, Brisbane, Australia
Şimşek, B. – İnce, Ş. (2009) ‘Kadın Bedenine Yönelik Sağlık Politikalarının Belirlenmesinde Muhafazakar Eğilimler’ [The conservative Tendencies in health policies addressing women bodies] submitted in National Karaelmas Media and Culture Conference in Karaelmas University, July 02-04 2009)
Simsek, B. (2009) ‘The strategies that foreign women domestic workers use to overcome the stereotypes they face in Turkey’ 5th International In ASEA Conference: Migrations in, from, and to South eastern Europe: Social Changes, Intercultural Communication, Transnational Ties. Hacettepe Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi, Ankara.
İnce, Ş.- Şimşek, B. (2009) ‘Framing Terrorism: Framing terrorism: A Comparative Analysis of the Coverage of News on two Terrorist Attacks in Turkey in the media of Turkey and the U.S.’ , in “Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and Citizens’ Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism” International Conference. Kadir Has University, Istanbul.
Şimşek, B. – İnce, Ş. (2008) “Ulusal Basında Şiddetin Yüzü: Tecavüzün Görünümleri” (The visions of Rape in the National Press) 1. Kadın Sağlığı Kongresi, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara
04.07.2009 Digital Storytelling Training of the Trainers Programme
Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
06.06.2001 Finance and Management Programme
Hacettepe University Financial Analysis Center, Ankara
03.05. 2001 Desktop Publishing (Quark Express, Adobe,Freehand) Ankara University, Ankara
17.12. 1999 “EQ” Seminar, Arthur Andersen Consultancy, İstanbul
1998 Certificate of English Language Teaching and Pedagogical Formation, Hacettepe University, Ankara
30.08.1997 Deutschkurse für Auslander-Zeugnis
Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
12.02.1997 Certificate in Art and Empire
British Council, Ankara
12.02.1997 Certificate in Popular Culture
Biritish Council, Ankara
07.10.1996 Certificate Media Studies
British Council, Ankara
22.09.1995 Deutschkurse für Auslander-Zeugnis
Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
1995 Certificate of British Cultural Studies
British Council, Ankara
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