Dr. Aynur Kose received her Ph.D. from Ege University in 2008. Her research and teaching interests focus on the media and everyday life, in particular in the context of values and politics. She is the co-author of Elections and Values. Dr. Kose previously taught at Black Sea Technical University and Trabzon University. She is currently a visiting scholar in the History department on a grant by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, conducting research on the relationship between politics and values in the U.S.