Özge Girgin

Özge Girgin
Özge Girgin

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Canada

Özge is a PhD candidate at Queen's University in the Department of Sociology, under the supervision of David Lyon. Her dissertation analyses the surveillance experiences of young adults in Turkey; focusing on how they understand, experience, assess and engage with commercial surveillance through their smartphones, mobile apps and social media. She conducted one-to-one in-depth and focus group interviews with young adults in Turkey to understand their experiences. She is in the process of writing her dissertation.

She has also worked, recently, on articles (in press and under review) that discuss social impacts of the pandemic through an autoethnographic approach as part of the Massive and Microscopic Sensemaking During COVID-19 Times project.

Having an interdisciplinary background, Özge was awarded a master's degree in International Communications from the University of Leeds in the UK as a British Chevening scholar, she completed a master's in Business Administration in Italy with a Simest (Società Italiana per le imprese all'estero) scholarship in Università per Stranieri di Perugia and she received her BA in Communication Studies from Bilkent University in Turkey. Following her master's degrees, she worked for about ten years in different positions in the field of trade, sales, and marketing in multinational and small-medium size companies in Turkey. After she came to Queen's, she worked as the Surveillance Studies Centre seminar series organizer for three years.

SSC Seminar Series: Özgün Topak, Department of Sociology

Özgün Topak, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Surveillance, Resistance and Subjectivity at the Greece-Turkey Border

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

The Greece-Turkey border has become the main point of irregular entry into the EU. While surveillance at many levels has expanded over the years, the humanitarian crisis has also escalated. This presentation discusses the ways in which...