About / Media
I am a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University (and a “visiting assistant professor” at the Woodrow Wilson school at Princeton University.) I am also an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel. For the 2012-2013 academic year, I’m residing in Princeton, NJ.
At UNC, my appointment is at the School of Information and Library Science (sometimes abbreviated as the Information School) with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. I was previously a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard for 2011-2012.
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 can be reached at zeynep at unc dot edu.
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: