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 and the Project on Democracy and the Internet at Stanford University, my work examines large technology “platforms,” seeking to understand new patterns of corporate power, private governance, and transnational regulation 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 a host of other tech policy challenges.
I’ve published writing on technology and politics in Foreign Affairs, Wired Magazine 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.