University of Gronigen, STS
I am a doctoral researcher at Campus Fryslân, the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. I study how knowledge claims are produced and how credibility is achieved in bird ecologists’ knowledge infrastructures consisting of various data sources, tools, stakeholders and the birds themselves. Once having mapped out the knowledge infrastructure, my aim is to contribute to it by addressing credibility issues that ecologists increasingly face within emerging big ecology practices. I am a co-creator of a Turkish crowd-sourced online STS Encyclopedia, iris. As a group of STSers from Turkey, we aim to create a common platform for the Turkish-speaking STS community where we translate the terms and their underlying discussions. I am also an associate at Socio-technica, a research and consultancy company focused on anticipating, analyzing and improving the social impacts of technological products, systems and services. My current research interests lie in: critical data studies, infrastructure studies, science studies, as well as science and STS communication. While I am keen on developing my ethnographic research skills, I have experience setting up and leading projects as well as organizing events. I am looking forward to meeting fellow STSers and future collaborations especially in science and STS communication projects.