I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Design (COMD), Bilkent University, and Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of Culture, Communication and Media, University College London. I am on the editorial board of Mobile Media & Communication, and I often review papers for influential journals such as Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, Big Data & Society, Mobile Media & Communication, and Convergence.
Before joining COMD in January 2022, I held academic positions at Geomedia Research Centre in Sweden, University College London, University of the Arts London, and University of Westminster, and a fellowship at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I hold a Ph.D. from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster in UK, which has a strong tradition in critical media and communication studies.
I research and write about emerging technologies and their users, in particular, mobile and locative media, (im)mobilities, geolocation technologies, maps and map-making, big data, and algorithms. My research is highly interdisciplinary. My theoretical foundations come from media and communication studies, geography, sociology, STS, philosophy, and computer science. I am currently writing a book entitled The Politics of Location Tracking and Profiling (under contract with Routledge), which critically analyses the problematic intersection of location technologies and data, machine learning, and geo-profiling.