About / Media

I’m an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology.

I can be reached at zeynep at technosociology dot org

I was previously a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and I taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. I remain affiliated with CITP.  I was previously a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and I am now a faculty associate at the Berkman Center.

The full file for the following high-res picture of me (March 2011 at UNC studios) available for use by media can be found at this link:












I was previously an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. My research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics. I am particularly interested in collective action and social movements, politics and civics, complex systems, surveillance, privacy, and sociality. My goal is to blog at the intersection of academic knowledge and accessible and relevant content. Feel free to ping me if you’d like some of my peer-reviewed papers.

Here are a few interviews with /talks by me:

Strong Ties and Weak Ties and Social Movements: A  talk I gave at Personal Democracy Forum in 2011:

Arab Uprisings: Interview on Canada’s TVO channel for “Agenda with Steve Paikin”:

An interview in Turkish / Turkce röportaj:




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