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Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. She is also currently also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She was previously an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics. She is particularly interested in collective action and social movements, complex systems, surveillance, privacy, and sociality.


MIT Technology Review

How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump

To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018


May 9, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Twitter and Tear Gas with Zeynep Tufekci

The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

Join us for this firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges. More

Sep 27, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere

with John Palfrey, Yochai Benkler, Intisar Rabb, Zeynep Tufekci, Catherine Bracy, and Jonathan Zittrain

A creative discussion about the impact of the networked public sphere on global events, power dynamics, and our society at large, and how that influence may be changing in years… More

Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Getting from No to Go: Social Media-Fueled Protest Style From Arab Spring to Gezi Protests in Turkey

Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Last few years witnessed a wave of protests around the world. Now that we have a number of case studies, what are the lessons we can draw? How does social media impact the… More

Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

From Tehran to Tahrir: Social Media and Dynamics of Collective Action under Authoritarian Regimes

Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina

Using empirical findings from a large protestor survey from Tahrir, Cairo (from Feb. 2011; n=1050), Zeynep Tufekci discusses how the new media ecology impacts dynamics of… More