Hamidreza Farhat

HamidReza Farhat

Hamidreza Farhat is a PhD researcher at the University of Bremen. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Language and Literature from Urmia University and Tabriz Azad University, respectively. Additionally, he obtained a second Master’s degree in Media and Visual Studies from Bilkent University in Ankara.

His research focuses on the intersection of contemporary events, their social media manifestations, and their impact on visual representations. By analyzing real-life incidents, he explores analogical reflections across various media forms, ranging from fictitious dystopian universes to non-fictional characters. His investigations extend to news coverage and social network analysis within online platforms.

Currently, Hamidreza’s work centers on identifying response variations among the masses across diverse social and political contexts, as well as in different geographical regions and countries. His research aims to uncover potential patterns and changes in societal reactions.



Academic Positions

2023 - Present

Research Associate, SOCIUM, University of Bremen


May 2023 - June 2023

Visiting Researcher, CAIS Research Center, Bochum


Jan 2023 - Feb 2023

Visiting Researcher, GESIS Research Center, Cologne


2020 - 2023

Teaching & Research Assistant, Koc University


2016 - 2019

Teaching Assistant, Bilkent University



Academic Qualifications

2023 - Present

PhD Candidate, University of Bremen


2016 - 2019

Master of Arts in Media and Visual Studies, Bilkent University. Supervisor: Dr. Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Thesis: Dystopia in Contemporary

Post-Apocalyptic Films


2012 - 2015

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, Tabriz Azad University. Supervisor: Dr. Majid Alavi, Thesis: From Text to Hypertext: Revisiting Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and its Cinematic Adaptation


2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Urmia University

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