Sergül is a Lecturer in Organizational and Corporate Communication at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2021, she earned her PhD degree in Media and Communication Studies at Galatasaray University, Istanbul. She received her European Studies (M.A.) degree from Sciences Po Paris and Sociology (B.A.) degree from Bogazici University, Istanbul. She has experiences as an educator, researcher and practitioner. Before joining the Department in February 2020, she worked as a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. She was a visiting fellow at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies in 2018, where she found the opportunity to deepen her understanding of research and teaching. From 2011 to 2014 she worked for the news channel CNN Turk as a correspondent covering local and foreign news. She then transferred her skills in journalism into corporate communications and worked for the Turkish conglomerate Sabanci.