Cognitive culture, media & technology, film studies, visual and popular cultures, anthropocene & globalization
Tolga's research concentrates on the intersections of cognitive science, media, and culture. He has a Bs in Economics (ODTÜ, Ankara 2008), an MA in Critical and Cultural Studies (Boğaziçi University, İstanbul 2012). He continued his study with a concentration on psychoanalysis at the New School, New York City (2016-17), and started his doctoral work at GMU in 2017. A Ph.D. candidate of Cultural Studies, Tolga has lectured courses on globalization, film/media, and statistics/algebra. He has also written and contributed to a number of non-fiction books published in Turkish and English. Tolga's other academic and professional interests are subjectivity, performativity, popular culture, and photography.