Özge Girgin

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University

Özge Girgin
Özge Girgin

Özge is a PhD student at Queen's University in the Department of Sociology. She received her BA in Communications from Bilkent University in Turkey, her MA in International Communications from the University of Leeds in the UK (as a British Chevening scholar) and completed her Master’s in Business Administration in Perugia, Italy. Following her studies, Özge spent ten years working in Turkey for multinational companies in trade, marketing and sales. It was during this time that she became interested in the area of surveillance studies. Her research explores the ways in which surveillance subjects make sense of various forms of surveillance through their smartphones, and the ways in which surveillance is facilitated through smartphones and mobile apps. Ozge worked as the organizer of the bi-weekly Surveillance Studies Center (SSC) Seminar Series from 2015 to 2018.