I’m a political scientist with interests that lie at the intersection of the Internet, international relations, and political theory, with a focus on complex governance and policy questions that involve the interplay of government, corporate, and public interests. 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.
My work has looked at the governance of platforms, disinformation and political automation on social media (‘bots’), social media ethics, and technology policy issues around emerging technologies. However, I have been writing broadly about technology, cybersecurity, and politics for some years now (see a selection of writing below). Current major interests include the burgeoning Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning movement (FAT-ML), data protection and privacy regulation (ie. GDPR), online advertising and ad transparency, and more…
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 some guest lectures and teaching support. 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.