Gender, Sexuality and Young People’s Social Media Practices; by Burcu Korkmazer

Burcu is a doctoral scholar at the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies at Ghent University. Her research focuses on how social media such as Instagram and Snapchat are affecting the discourses, media practices and identity politics of young people. Powerful identity axes such as gender, ethnicity, sexuality and religiosity are discussed and studied in relation to sensitive topics as sexual morality, diversity and gendered visibility within digital youth cultures.