Ergin Bulut received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor at Koç University’s Media and Visual Arts Department, where he teaches classes on media industries, videogame studies, media sociology, and media and populism. He researches in the areas of political economy of media and cultural production, videogame studies, media and politics, and critical theory. He is the author of “A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry” (Cornell UP, 2020). His work has been published in leading journals including Media, Culture & Society, Triple C, International Journal of Communication, Communication, Culture and Critique, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television and New Media, Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies. In 2019-2020 academic year, Bulut was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and faculty fellow at Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at UPenn.