Fellow Burcu Baykurt

Burcu Baykurt

University of Massachusetts Amherst | Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

  Fellow at CAIS from April to October 2022

Pandemic Dashboards: How Cities Craft Knowledge of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began around the world, many cities have been scrambling to report on local data. This project comparatively examines the varying ways U.S. municipalities have collected, analyzed, and publicized Covid-19 data since April 2020. It analyzes how municipal data analytics to track the pandemic often aim to render local governments – and their governance of the pandemic – legible to the public.

Main Research Topics
  • smart cities and urban inequalities
  • technologies of statecraft
  • global political economy of digital infrastructures
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Lectures and Publications

Baykurt, B. & Lyamuya, A. (2022) Making up the Predictable Border. Digital Technologies and Migration Regimes Workshop, University of Oxford, May 25.

Baykurt, B. (2022). Civic Tech Goes to Market. Department of Communication and Media Research Speaker Series, University of Zurich, March 7.

Baykurt, B., & De Grazia, V. (Eds.). (2021). Soft-power internationalism: Competing for cultural influence in the 21st-century global order. Columbia University Press.

Baykurt, B., & Raetzsch, C. (2020). What smartness does in the smart city: From visions to policy. Convergence, 26(4), 775-789.