Lemi Baruh, (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, 2007) is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University in Türkiye. Lemi Baruh’s research interests include new media technologies, particularly focusing on social media, identity, surveillance, privacy attitudes, and culture of voyeurism.

Ali Çarkoğlu (Ph.D. State University of New York-Binghamton, 1994) is Professor of Political Science at Koç University, Istanbul. His research focus is on political behavior, voting, public opinion and party politics.

Kerem Yildirim is a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Political Science at Duke University. His research examines party-voter linkages, political party competition, redistribution, and political communication.

Ozan Kuru, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media and a Faculty Affiliate Principle Investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining NUS, he worked as the Howard Deshong Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is broadly interested in digital communication of political, health-related and scientific information.

Zeynep Cemalcılar (Ph.D.  University of Texas, 2003) is  Professor at Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University in Türkiye. She is  interested in studying social psychological theories and issues as processes applied to real world situations, particularly  understanding the daily lives of “youth”.  Her most recent research focuses on understanding the dynamics of (1) the social media (especially in terms of studying how online and offline social interactions influence each other) and use of technology in the social life. (2) prosocial behavior with a special attention on initiation and sustainability of volunteerism; (3) subjective socioeconomic status and its effect on individual well-being; (4) social psychological interventions in the educational context; and (5) culture.

Dr. Ali Hürriyetoğlu is a computational linguist who performs research on and develops systems for socio-political event information collection from textual sources such as news archives and social media. His recent research focuses on the pitfalls, the robustness, and the generalizability of text processing systems on text data generated in different contexts, e.g., countries, platforms, sources, and languages.

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