Dilan Eren
Dilan Eren

Ph.D. Candidate

Boston University

Dilan Eren is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Boston University. She works at the intersection of work, occupations, and organizations by adopting a cultural sociology lens to examine topics of social inequality. Her dissertation, “The Self-Taught Economy: Open-Access and Inclusion in the Tech Industry,” studies how aspiring developers without a computer science degree make sense of and use open access to coding skills to get jobs in tech. She adopts a longitudinal perspective and uses multiple methods, including surveys, in-depth interviews, and digital ethnography and observations, to understand how open access to coding initiatives may or may not alter the existing regimes of inequalities and make tech more or less diverse. Eren holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in sociology from Bogazici University in Turkey.

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