Bilge Yesil is Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Her first book, Video Surveillance: Power and Privacy in Everyday Life was published in 2009. Completed with a research grant from the National Science Foundation, it analyzes the socio-political dimensions of the proliferation of video surveillance, and the debates surrounding technology, control, and privacy. Her second book project investigates the cultural, political dynamics of media legislation, issues of control, censorship and freedom in Turkish media. She has been awarded a Mellon Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year at the CUNY Graduate Center to work on this project. Bilge's publications on have appeared in Cultural Studies, Media History, Journal of Popular Culture, and in anthologies and online journals.