Burcu Baykurt

Burcu Baykurt
Assistant Professor
N356 Integrative Learning Center

My work examines the social and cultural implications of digital technologies, with a particular focus on infrastructures, governance, and inequalities. My current book project is an ethnographic account of test-bed urbanism, in which residents and public officials partner with tech companies to build the "smart city" in urban centers long plagued by divides. My research also takes on a global dimension. My forthcoming co-edited book (Columbia University Press) offers a cross-national historical review of soft power internationalism between 1990-2015. Other projects include research into how economic reporters and experts interact on Twitter, and the role of media and democratic communication (or lack thereof) in popular constitution-making in Turkey.


Ph.D. Columbia University

Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate: Sidewalks and Screens; Social Life of Algorithms


Please visit http://baykurt.org for an updated list of publications.