I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford, 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, with a focus on complex governance and policy questions that involve the interplay of government, corporate, and public interests.
Recently, this has meant tackling a variety of pressing topics, from the governance and regulatory challenges posed by large tech companies, to the potential democratic implications of political automation (aka ‘bots’). But I have been writing broadly about emerging technology, cybersecurity, and politics for some years now.
I was heavily influenced by my time as a graduate student at the OII (where I completed a MSc), and unsurprisingly my work has become quite interdisciplinary, drawing on political communication, sociology, philosophy, and the broad ‘internet studies’ field, alongside a range of political science and international relations literature. My undergraduate studies were in International Relations at the University of British Columbia. 🌐
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.