Alkim Yalin


Alkim is a Ph.D. candidate whose research interests lie at the intersection of global digital media studies and audience research. Drawing from critical cultural studies and using qualitative methods such as digital ethnography and discourse analysis, she studies aesthetics, styles, and genres within digital popular cultures. More specifically, her current research explores the construction of selfhood, identity, and social class in global influencer cultures. Drawing upon her film studies background, she is also engaged in interdisciplinary research that brings together film studies and digital media studies.


Audience research, global digital media studies, influencer culturesculture, digital aesthetics, social media and everyday life, critical theory.

Courses Taught: 
  • Comm 118: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication and Culture 
  • Comm 191: First Year Seminar