Nazan Haydari is Associate Professor of Media School at İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. Her research and teaching areas consist of intercultural communication, feminist media studies, critical media pedagogy, and radio studies. She is particularly interested in the media practices of peace building and conflict resolution, collaborative research on the practices of critical media pedagogy, and the relationship between radio, gender and identity. Haydari has participated in the development of various media projects with street-involved children, and disadvantaged youngsters in collaboration with İstanbul Bilgi University Children Studies Unit and Maltepe University Research and Implementation Center on Street Children (SOYAÇ). She serves at the Advisory Board of Center for Intercultural Dialogue and SOYAÇ, and an active member of Women’s Radio in Europe Network (WREN). She was also co-organizer, with Wendy Leeds-Hurwiths, of the National Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue 2009.
Haydari is the co-editor, with Prue Holmes , of the collection, Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue published by Kendall Hunt in 2014. Her recent other publications appear in Feminist Media Studies, Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal; New Public Spheres: Recontextualizing the Intellectual (Edited by Thijssen et al, Ashgate Publications, 2013); and The Social Dimension of the Economic Crisis in Europe: Social Work in European and Transnational Context (Edited by Steph-Fine, Schibri-Verlag Publications, 2013). Haydari holds a Ph.D. in Communications and MAIA in Communication and Development from Ohio University, USA.