Funda is a Post Doc researcher at Virt-EU, an initiative seeking to understand how IoT innovators enact ethics as they design future devices.
Funda’s research focuses on data visibilities and invisibilities from an ethical perspective. She is especially interested in understanding how innovators, designers, developers, hackers and/or policymakers in the IoT space enact ethics as they design, implement and develop new products and update or generate new ethical frameworks for their governance.
Before joining Virt-EU, Funda worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the ERC Project, ARITHMUS: How data make a people, at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research expanded over a wide range of topics at ARITHMUS, including citizen science, data invisibilities and visibilities in migration and refugee statistics, politics of expertise, and categorisation and classification frameworks within European census systems.
She holds a D.Phil from University of Oxford & St. Cross College in Sociology, and she is currently working on a book project based on her thesis, which will be concerned with the invisible women workers in informal employment in labour statistics in Turkey, and their survival strategies.