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Burcu Baykurt is an assistant professor of Urban Futures and Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research focuses on the critical study of technology and culture, and their role in the reproduction of social inequalities. 

Her book, Soft Power Internationalism, 1990-2020: Cultural Struggles over the New World Order, with Victoria de Grazia, will come out in 2021. She’s currently writing a book on smart cities.