I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford, a Dahrendorf Scholar at St. Antony’s College, and a researcher affiliated with both the ComProp Project at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the DPIR’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.
I’m a political scientist with interests that lie at the intersection of the internet, international relations, and political theory. Much of my time is spent thinking about platform companies, governance, and power; in my doctoral work, I try to study platforms by combining approaches from international political economy and political communication with a background in digital media research and ‘internet studies’ influenced by my time as a graduate student at the OII.
My past research has focused on content moderation, social media manipulation, political automation, and cybersecurity. Current major interests include the burgeoning Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning movement (FAT-ML), data protection and privacy regulation, and data justice. I have been writing about technology and politics for some years now, with an eye to write for public audiences when I am able to.
During the summer of 2017, Taylor Owen and I put together a reading list for a graduate seminar at UBC titled ‘the Internet and Global Affairs’ (GPP 509), cross-listed between the Public Policy and Journalism schools. I helped Taylor design the course and had the privilege of providing guest lectures and teaching support in September 2017 and September 2018. Here’s the long version of the reading list.
I enjoy teaching: I have guest lectured for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia, the University of Miami, the College of Europe (Warsaw), and other universities.
I also enjoy giving talks and presenting my work. Memorable past events have been held at Data & Society (New York), Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (Montreal), the Public Policy Forum (Ottawa), The Stanley Foundation (DC), and Queen Elizabeth House (Oxford).