Funda Ustek Spilda delivers a talk on academic freedom at SEESOX, University of Oxford

On 28 February 2018, Funda Ustek Spilda joined a panel on freedom of speech in Turkey, titled “The erosion of free speech in Turkey: Why were key institutions defeated?” at SEESOX (South Eastern European Studies), University of Oxford; jointly organised Free Speech Debate Project at University of Oxford. The panel also included Kemal Göktaş (Cumhuriyet;[…]


Funda Ustek Spilda delivers a talk on their joint paper with Stephan Scheel at Reimagining Digital Humanitarianism Symposium

On 16 February 2018, Funda Ustek Spilda delivered a talk on their joint paper with Stephan Scheel, titled “On the Politics of Expertise and Ignorance in the Field of Migration Management” at a one-day symposium on the role of digital communication technologies and data for humanitarian practice. The symposium was held at Goldsmiths, University of[…]


Recent presentations by Evelyn Ruppert at international events

In September 2017, Evelyn spoke at two events in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the first annual European Data Ethics Forum she addressed the theme of ‘The rise of the privacy-conscious and rights claiming citizens.’  She also delivered a keynote lecture at the University of Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science on ‘An experiment in Citizen Data.’ The lecture was[…]

Turkey's Syrians

Funda Ustek-Spilda publishes a book chapter on Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Funda Ustek-Spilda has recently published a chapter in an edited volume, titled “Turkey’s Syrians: Today and Tomorrow”, edited by Deniz Eroğlu Utku, K. Onur Unutulmaz, Ibrahim Sirkeci. Funda’s chapter, “Deserving Refugee or Undeserving Migrant? The Politics of the Refugee Category in Turkey” investigates the uncertain and fluid categories used for Syrians in Turkey both in official and[…]


Citizen Data and Official Statistics

From 25-26 September, ARITHMUS, in collaboration with facilitators from the Waag Society (NL), are conducting a collaborative workshop with statisticians from national and international organisations, researchers from different EU universities, and information designers and programmers. Evelyn, Funda and Francisca will participate from ARITHMUS to explore the possibilities of ‘citizen data’, that is, data co-produced with citizens as an expertise[…]


Baki Cakici speaks at 4S

On 30 August – 2 September 2017, Baki Cakici attended 4S, the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Boston, USA. Baki spoke about the upcoming administrative data census for England and Wales, and co-chaired a session on ethnographic studies of conferences.