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 seeks to examine the political role of large technology “platforms,” and explore evolving notions of corporate power and private governance in the digital age.
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 public writing on technology and politics in Foreign Affairs, WIRED Magazine (UK), The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other outlets.
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.
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).