Aysehan Julide Etem
Research and Creative Interests
- media history
- public diplomacy
- Digital Media Cultures
- film production
- Public activism
Aysehan Jülide Etem is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University. She is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Dissertation Writing Grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.
Her dissertation develops a framework to study film diplomacy and media networks focusing on the US–Turkey relations.
Before studying at IU, Jülide received a B.A. degree in Studio Art: Film, Installation, and Performance Art, as well as a B.A. and a M.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Virginia.
She also presented at several conferences on Italian cinema, Turkish television, US-Turkey multimedia network and the representation of Syrian refugees in media.
In addition to an active research agenda, Jülide taught courses on race and ethnicity, media production, Italian culture and film, and site-specific art.
As an independent filmmaker, Jülide has made several experimental films as well as short documentaries: Trolley (2011) and Will Work For Words (2012), both of which premiered at the Virginia Film Festival. Her 2012 documentary had impacts on international student groups and government agencies. For instance, the United States Department of Homeland Security started using the documentary to educate its workers.
❖ Etem, Aysehan Jülide. “The American Marshall Plan Film Campaign and the Europeans: A Captivated Audience?, by Maria Fritsche.” Book Review. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, no. 17, 2019, pp. 229–233. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33178/alpha.17.19.
❖ Etem, J. (2018). Digital Streaming Services in Turkey | In Media Res. Mediacommons.org. NYU Digital Library.
❖ Etem, J. (2017). “Abortion of the Soul (Syria).” Film Review. Review of Middle East Studies 51, no. 01 (2017): 71-73.
❖ Etem, J. (2016). Methods for Studying Non-U.S. Television. Flowjournal.org. University of Texas at Austin.
❖ Etem, J. (2014). “Rosso Istanbul di Ferzan Özpetek.” Book Review. Rivista Luci e Ombre. (2014): 202-205.
❖ “A History of Educational Film Center in Turkey.” International Communication Association Conference. Washington, DC. 2019. (Top Student Paper Award from Communication History division)
❖ “The Act of Clicking: Institutional Authorship in UNICEF’s Multi-Media Projects about Syrian Refugee Children.”International Communication Association Conference. Washington, DC. 2019.
❖ “Film Diplomacy in the U.S.-Turkey Communication Network.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Seattle, WA. 2019. (Chair, “Reanimating the Global USIA Motion Picture Corpus and Its Archival Remnants”)
❖ “Documentary Cultures of the United States Information Agency in Asia: USIS Facilitation of Multimedia Networks between Turkey and the U.S.” Visible Evidence XXV Conference. Bloomington, IN. 2018.
❖ “Exploring Syrian Refugees in Turkey through Multi- and Hidden-Cameras.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies.Chicago, IL. 2017.
❖ “Intersections Between Ottoman, Turkish and Italian Identities.” Invited Symposium Presentation. Italy in Transition Symposium at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. 2017.
❖ “Beyond the Lazy Eye: Normalizing Death and Suffering of Refugees’ Route to Lampedusa.” Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema. Indiana University. 2017.
❖ “Methods for Studying Non-U.S. Television.” Flow Conference, A Critical Discussion of Television and New Media. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX. 2016.
❖ “Transformation of Space and Identity in Ferzan Özpetek’s Harem Suare Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema. Indiana University. 2016.
INVITED GUEST LECTURES
❖ “Screening the Refugee Crisis.” Invited Panelist. In Light Film Festival. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. 2017.
❖ “Media in Turkey.” Invited Panelist. The Media School & Turkish Flagship Program. Indiana University. 2017.
❖ “Robert Colescott’s Lightening Lipstick.” Guest Lecturer at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. Indiana University, 2016.
❖ “The Politics of (Mis)representation in Global Media.” Guest Lecturer. Indiana University. 2015.
❖ “Semih Kaplanoğlu’s film Honey (orig. Bal).” Guest Lecture as part of the seminar “Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Turkish Film and Literature,” Virginia Commonwealth University, VA. 2012.