I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. As a researcher affiliated with Oxford’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and the Project on Democracy and the Internet at Stanford University, my work examines large technology “platforms,” exploring evolving notions of corporate power and private governance in global politics.
My writing tries to bring perspectives from political science (international political economy, global governance) together with a background in digital media research and ‘internet studies’ heavily influenced by my time as a graduate student at the OII. Currently, I’m focusing on ‘platform governance’ and content moderation; past work has looked at the political economy of bots, social media manipulation, and other emerging internet policy challenges.
I’ve published writing on technology and politics in Foreign Affairs, Wired (UK), the Washington Post, and other popular outlets. I have recently begun contributing to the Los Angeles Review of Books. I enjoy giving talks sometimes, and like to use conferences as an excuse to travel.