Eylem Yanardağoğlu is associate professor and the department chair of the New Media department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. She received her PhD in Sociology at City, University of London in 2008 and completed her post-doctoral research Sabancı University in 2009. She had also taught at Bahçeşehir University (2009-2013) Communication Faculty.

Having published extensively on the state of media in Turkey, her research interests include digital citizenship, digital journalism, digital platforms, international communication and transational expansion of Turkish TV series. She also has a particular interest in Greek-Turkish media and have taught at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Msc Program in Media and Refugee/Migration Flows in 2021 as a guest lecturer. Eylem was based as a visiting scholar at Panteion University, Department of Communication, Media and Culture in 2017 in Athens, and School of Media and Communication at University of Westminster in 2018 in London.

She is a member of ESA (European Sociological Association) and IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research). She also collaborates with global organizations such a Meta, BBC Academy, ICANN in organizing various seminars, roundtable and training sessions on digital journalism, media literacy and digital citizenship.

Her research on citizenship, media and activism, digital news consumption of youth in Greece and Turkey, Europeanization of media policy in Turkey as well as and transnationalization of Turkish TV products and soft power has been published in journals such as International Journal of Communication, Global Media and Communication, Journal of Digital Media and Policy, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. She is the author of the monograph  entitled  Transformation of the Media System in Turkey: Citizenship, Communication, and Convergence, published by Palgrave in 2021 .