Zeynep Tufekci is a leading scholar and writer on the complex relationship between technology and society. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, WIRED and Scientific American, among other publications. Professor Tufekci’s book "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest" (Yale University Press, 2017) examined the competing innovations and weaknesses of digital tools in mass social movements.
Tufekci completed a B.A. in sociology from Istanbul University and an undergraduate degree from Bosphorus University. She earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.