Piraye Hacıgüzeller is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Archaeology Department of Ghent University and the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities. She has a BSc degree in civil engineering (METU, Turkey), an MA degree in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (KU Leuven) and a PhD in archaeology (UcL). Since 2003, she worked as a geospatial data manager and analyst in several archaeological research projects in the eastern Mediterranean. She has carried out postdoctoral research on the archaeological applications of GIS and digital mapping at KU Leuven and the University of Oxford. She is currently coordinating all activities related to geospatial information at the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities, while continuing her research on critical mapping and critical GIS, spatial analysis and new knowledge politics in the digital age within the Department of Archaeology.