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Julide Etem is a media and communications scholar whose research lies at the intersections of history, film, public opinion, and policy. She has a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Media School at Indiana University, Bloomington. In her dissertation research, Etem identified and analyzed the transnational communication network of the U.S. and Turkey. This project was supported by multiple institutions including the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University, the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, the College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), and the College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship at Indiana University.

She also holds a B.A. degree in Studio Art: Film, Installation, and Performance Art and an M.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Virginia. Her short documentaries Trolley (2011) and Will Work for Words (2012) were screened at film festivals and received attention from government agencies and media outlets. 

Some of her articles were published in Global Perspectives, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, In Media ResReview of Middle East Studies, and Rivista Luci e Ombre. She also presented at conferences such as Society For Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Visible Evidence, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), and the International Communication Association (ICA). She is currently the Student & Early Career Representative of the Communication History division at the ICA.

She has taught courses on media, design & production, and race & ethnicity at Indiana University and the University of Virginia. This semester she designed a film history course at Clark University, and she is very excited to teach the history of media arts at Emerson College.



B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Areas of Expertise

  • Cinema Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Documentary Media
  • Film
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Humanities & Cultural Studies
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Globalization
  • Media Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Public Relations