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These are the past OII Doctoral and Masters students. Please check our teaching page if you would like to apply to be a student at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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DPhil

  •  Alissa Cooper

    Alissa Cooper

    DPhil Alumnus

    Alissa Cooper is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research is about how country-specific regulatory factors and industry paradigms impact Internet engineering.

  •  Tobias Escher

    Tobias Escher

    DPhil Alumnus

    Tobias Escher has interests in citizen-government relationships online (eParticipation, eGovernment), in political representation as well as e-Social Science methods. He has a background in Communication Studies, Computer Science and Politics.

  •  Fadhila Haeri Mazanderani

    Fadhila Haeri Mazanderani

    DPhil Alumnus

    Fadhila Mazanderani was a DPhil candidate at the OII where her work focused on the health information seeking practices of people living with HIV / Aids and the relationship between access to information, patient empowerment and expertise.

  •  Dr Isis Hjorth

    Dr Isis Hjorth

    DPhil Alumnus

    Isis is a cultural sociologist focusing on emerging practices associated with networked technologies. She is currently researching microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

  •  Max Loubser

    Max Loubser

    DPhil Alumnus

    Max Loubser is a DPhil student at the OII and Magdalen College. His thesis research is on governance in peer production projects with a focus on Wikipedia.

  •  Christine Madsen

    Christine Madsen

    DPhil Alumnus

    Christine Madsen is a librarian and academic whose research aims to re-centre libraries at the heart of all the disciplines, and re-focus the work of librarians on creating a space for the transformation of information into knowledge.

  •  Chrysanthi Papoutsi

    Chrysanthi Papoutsi

    DPhil Alumnus

    Chrysanthi Papoutsi has a background in Management Science and Information Systems. Her current work focuses on information privacy perceptions and practices of health and IT professionals in HIV clinics.

  •  Lucy Power

    Lucy Power

    DPhil Alumnus

    Lucy Power examines the shifting boundaries of the modern life-science laboratory. Her thesis focused on determining the impact of online tools on the research practices of life scientists.

  •  Dr Bianca Reisdorf

    Dr Bianca Reisdorf

    DPhil Alumnus

    Bianca Reisdorf holds a Diploma in Sociology (2008) from Bielefeld University, Germany. She has interests in media sociology (particularly new media) and social stratification, and has worked for public relations agencies and the German print media.

  •  Wolf Richter

    Wolf Richter

    DPhil Alumnus

    Wolf Richter is researching the potential role of Social Entrepreneurship in addressing the market failure in digital goods. His research benefits from his dual background in IP Law and Computer Sciences and his newly developed passion for China.

  •  Marcelo Thompson

    Marcelo Thompson

    DPhil Alumnus

    Marcelo Thompson was a DPhil candidate at the OII, working in the interplay between technology law and political theory. His thesis situated the legal problem of technological neutrality within the neutrality-perfectionism debate in politics.

MSc

  • Andrea Alarcon

    Andrea Alarcon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Multilingual Twitter users: audience design, context collapse and bridging between language spheres

    Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Completed: 2013

  • Andre Avorio

    Andre Avorio

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Technology Appropriation: A Study of the 'Open Educational Resources' Movement in Brazil

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2012

  • Laird Barret

    Laird Barret

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: "Institutional, Cultural and Design Factors Influencing Coursework-related iPad Use by Medical Students"

    Supervisor: Dr Eric T. Meyer

    Completed: 2012

  • Alexander Bassmanow

    Alexander Bassmanow

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The relationship between Online Friendship Count and Dyadic Personality Assessment

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2013

  • Aditya Basu

    Aditya Basu

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: How Alters Affect Impression Management on Online Social Networks: Are Your Facebook Friends the Problem?

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2012

  • Caroline Baylon

    Caroline Baylon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Cybercrime Pandemic in Eastern Europe-Identifying the Root Causes

    Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown

    Completed: 2011

  • Therese-Heather Belen

    Therese-Heather Belen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Managing Information-sharing Behaviours in Public-by-default Online Social Networks

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2010

  • Andreas Birkbak

    Andreas Birkbak

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Crystallizations in the Blizzard: When improvised colloboration freezes into Facebook groups

    Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Completed: 2011

  • Jeremy Bowles

    Jeremy Bowles

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Political Economy of Conflict, Cooperation and Consensus in IP Address Governance

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2013

  • Janine Braithwaite

    Janine Braithwaite

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The UK Internet Filtering Regime: Trends in Enforcement and Attitude

    Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright

    Completed: 2012

  • Alison Cies

    Alison Cies

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: "The Digital Dilemma: Gender, Empowerment, and the Global Divide in ICT Usage"

    Supervisor: Dr Monica Bulger

    Completed: 2012

  • Josh Cowls

    Josh Cowls

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Twitter's role in the dynamics of agenda setting in UK political doscourse

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2013

  • Quentin Cregan

    Quentin Cregan

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Where is the Internet? : Correlating domain name and IP allocations with geospatial and socio-economic data.

    Supervisor: Dr Ralph Schroeder

    Completed: 2010

  • Tim Davies

    Tim Davies

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Potential of Open Government Data as a Tool in Democratic Engagement and Reform of Public Cervices: The Case of Data.gov.uk

    Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon

    Completed: 2010

  • Quirijn Den Rooijen

    Quirijn Den Rooijen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: I Predict a Riot? Identifying Offline Spatiotemporally Bound Group Behaviour via Automated Speech Act Classification of Twitter Data

    Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright

    Completed: 2012

  • Alec Dent

    Alec Dent

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Does the quality of an item description on ebay influence price?

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2011

  • Eva Didier

    Eva Didier

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Grieving Online Together: a change in the mourning process and paradigm?

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2011

  • Katherine Dransfield

    Katherine Dransfield

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Seeing War through Social Media: Updating Virilio

    Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright

    Completed: 2013

  • Elizabeth Dubois

    Elizabeth Dubois

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Online Citizan Political Engagement and the Traditional Media

    Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank

    Completed: 2012

  • Stefanie Duguay

    Stefanie Duguay

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Facebook as a decontextulaized environment: Young People's experience of navigating LGBTQ identities on a social networking site

    Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon

    Completed: 2013

  • Ayman El Idrissi

    Ayman El Idrissi

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Purchasing phone plans: the behavioural effects of using price comparison sites

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2013

  • Joao Fiadeiro

    Joao Fiadeiro

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Wikipedia as a co-authorship commmunity: exploring the dynamics of colloboration and article quality

    Supervisor: Dr Taha Yasseri

    Completed: 2013

  • Alexander Furnas

    Alexander Furnas

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: You Are Who You Follow?: Semantic Simlarity of Political Partisan's Ego-Networks on Twitter

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2012

  • Devin Gaffney

    Devin Gaffney

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Determining the Importance of Geography On Twitter

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2012

  • Graham Gannon

    Graham Gannon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Friends like me: Personality and ‘like’ behaviour on Facebook

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2012

  • Marianna Griva

    Marianna Griva

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Flaming on YouTube: The Role of Anonymity, Social Norms and Gender

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2013

  • Wojciech Gryc

    Wojciech Gryc

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Influence and Network Evolution in the Political Blogosphere

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2010

  • Rasmus Hagen

    Rasmus Hagen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Sitting on a Filter Bubble: An Examination of Fragmentation in Search Engine Results

    Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Completed: 2012

  • Scott Hale

    Scott Hale

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Cross-lingual Interaction Online: Blogging the 2010 Haitian Earthquake

    Supervisor: Dr Eric Meyer

    Completed: 2010

  • Guangyue He

    Guangyue He

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Copyright Licensing and the Translation of Scholarly Texts: The Impact of Creative Commons Licensing on English-Chinese Translations

    Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton

    Completed: 2010

  • Paul Hermann

    Paul Hermann

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Twitter and Movie Sales

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2010

  • Anna Hopper

    Anna Hopper

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: How Does Political Ideology Shape Attitudes Toward Internet Policy

    Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash

    Completed: 2012

  • Jing Jing

    Jing Jing

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Diffusion Information and Behaviour on Social Network Site: A Study of Event Recommendation and Participation on douban.com

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2012

  • Hilary Johnson

    Hilary Johnson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: "Consumer Empowerment: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Between Online Information Provision, Voice & Exit, and Consumer Power"

    Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon

    Completed: 2012

  • Frederike Kaltheuner

    Frederike Kaltheuner

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Web archiving the Eqyptian revolution:A qualitative study on the ephemerality and endurance of digital content

    Supervisor: Dr Eric Meyer

    Completed: 2013

  • Salone Kapur

    Salone Kapur

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Dictatorship Gone Digital: How Authoritarian Regimes are Consolidating their Power in the Internet Age

    Supervisor: Professor Helen Margetts

    Completed: 2011

  • Hae Na Kim

    Hae Na Kim

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Relationship betwenn Quality of Collaboration Knowledge and Authorship: A Comparative Case Study of Google Knol vs. Wikipedia

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2011

  • Sylwia Kowalczuk

    Sylwia Kowalczuk

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Civic Engagement in Poland: Case Study of the 'Zwolnic Kuzniara' e-tactic

    Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton

    Completed: 2013

  • Gillian Langor

    Gillian Langor

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Role of Online Particpation in Engineers Without Borders: Relating data-driven social roles to actual and perceived influence online

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2011

  • Marina Laube

    Marina Laube

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Changing mobility through health information on the mobile Internet

    Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank

    Completed: 2012

  • Daniel Laverick

    Daniel Laverick

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: "A Critical Review of Social Scientific Papers Regarding Twitter: Typologies Insights, and the Purposes of Social Scientific Research"

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2012

  • Ginette Law

    Ginette Law

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Internet Accessibility and Use through Mobile Phone Initiatives for Rural and Low Income Populations in Africa

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2010

  • Darja Leskovec

    Darja Leskovec

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Landscape of Health-Related Information on the Web: Analysis of Search Results and Link Structures for Most Popular Medical Queries

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2011

  • Isabella Litke

    Isabella Litke

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The rhetorical constructions of Citizenship Online: A case study of the Obama Administration's Open Government Intiative

    Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash

    Completed: 2013

  • Amy Longdon

    Amy Longdon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: #bbcqt: The Increasingly Social Methods of Online Communication and Interaction with Regards to the BBC's Question Time

    Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash

    Completed: 2012

  • Henning Lueke

    Henning Lueke

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Viability of non-monetary incentive systmes viable for profit-seeking, non-chartiable crowdsourcing projects

    Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Completed: 2011

  • Momin Malik

    Momin Malik

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Networks of collaboration and field emergence in 'Internet Studies'

    Supervisor: Dr Eric T. Meyer

    Completed: 2012

  • Amy McLeod

    Amy McLeod

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Developing social media practices: How a community-based initative in Birmingham supports online particpation

    Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon

    Completed: 2012

  • Elisabeth Michaels

    Elisabeth Michaels

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Citations Among Newspapers and Blogs in the 2008 U.S. Election Cycle

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2010

  • Yonatan Moskowitz

    Yonatan Moskowitz

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: A Theoretical Model of Externalities in Anonymity Decisions

    Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown

    Completed: 2012

  • Poonnama Narkkitikul

    Poonnama Narkkitikul

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: You Will When You Believe: How Perceptions of Website Content Pwnership Affect Responsiveness and Formality in the Thai Mobile-Telecommunications Industry

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2011

  • David Neale

    David Neale

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: obscenity, 'basic standards' and freedom of expression online

    Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash

    Completed: 2011

  • Wei-Feng Ni

    Wei-Feng Ni

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Role of Social Media in Covering Developing Countries: The Case of Foreign Correspondents in China

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2010

  • Tom Nicholls

    Tom Nicholls

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: ICANN as a regulator: Measuring the impact of new gTLDs

    Supervisor: Dr Vicki Nash

    Completed: 2011

  • Molly Norris

    Molly Norris

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2012

  • Chawin Ounpat

    Chawin Ounpat

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Harmonisation of Law and International Enforcement on Cybercrime

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2013

  • Ross Petchler

    Ross Petchler

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Cheap talk in online crowdsourcing contests

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2013

  • Olivia Pierce

    Olivia Pierce

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Mapping and understanding the geography of Flickr geotaggers

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2011

  • Vyacheslav Polonski

    Vyacheslav Polonski

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: A Game of Networks: Assessing the Impact of Relational structure on Conversational Agency in Facebook Groups

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2013

  • Amaru Villanueva Rance

    Amaru Villanueva Rance

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Gaze-Translucency in Computer-Mediated Interactions Subtitle: Ways of seeing, being seen, and being seen to be seeing online

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2010

  • Ulrike Rauer

    Ulrike Rauer

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Patient Trust in Internet-based Health Records: An Analysis across Operator Types and Levels of Patient Involvement in Germany

    Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Eynon

    Completed: 2011

  • Jessica Richman

    Jessica Richman

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Donor Motivation and Recipient Selection in Online Philanthropy: The Case Study of Kiva.org

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2010

  • Felix Rieseberg

    Felix Rieseberg

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Live and in Real-Time': How temporal sorting influences the perceptionof information relevance

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2011

  • Julia Rone

    Julia Rone

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Anonymous Bulgaria: Hacking Politics

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2013

  • Michael Rosenbloom

    Michael Rosenbloom

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The SOPA Protests: A case study on Internet Activism

    Supervisor: Professor Bill Dutton

    Completed: 2013

  • Radu Rovin

    Radu Rovin

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: What Makes an Online Game a Successful Learning Application? A Cross-Application Analysis

    Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Completed: 2012

  • Anna Samoilenko

    Anna Samoilenko

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: A quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

    Supervisor: Dr Taha Yasseri

    Completed: 2013

  • Rebecca Schild

    Rebecca Schild

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: (Re)viewing India's UID Inititative: Towards a Theory of e-Governance, Aesthetics and Change

    Supervisor: Dr Mark Graham

    Completed: 2013

  • Manuel Schäffer

    Manuel Schäffer

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Facebook's Timeline: managing the self in a new online exhibition space

    Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Completed: 2012

  • Weiwei Shen

    Weiwei Shen

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Collectivism, Individualism and Privacy Online: A Cross-national Study of Internet Users' Attitudes and Behaviours

    Supervisor: Professor William Dutton

    Completed: 2011

  • Thain Simon

    Thain Simon

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: MOOCs For a fee: using signature track to examine student engagement, persistence, and performace on Coursera

    Supervisor: Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Completed: 2013

  • Cohen Simpson

    Cohen Simpson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Framing Collective Action: Online Communication and the Agency of Social Movements

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2012

  • Amanda Summers-Plotno

    Amanda Summers-Plotno

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Using Interviews to study social media adoption: The Case of US Congress and the Non-Use of Twitter

    Supervisor: Dr Monica Bulger

    Completed: 2012

  • Katherine Tolentino

    Katherine Tolentino

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Management of Identity and Privacy in Sex Worker Blogs

    Supervisor: Dr Bernie Hogan

    Completed: 2012

  • Daniel Toth

    Daniel Toth

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Verbal-Nonverbal Comment Dynamics on YouTube

    Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown

    Completed: 2013

  • Russell Verbeeten

    Russell Verbeeten

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Growth and Behaviour in Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing

    Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown

    Completed: 2012

  • Lauren Wagner

    Lauren Wagner

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Unpacking Perceived Social Support Online

    Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

    Completed: 2011

  • Sara M. Watson

    Sara M. Watson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Living with Data: Personal Data Interests of the Quantified Self

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2013

  • Adam Webb

    Adam Webb

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Political Economy of Online Search

    Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank

    Completed: 2013

  • Joseph Weir

    Joseph Weir

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Flattening the world': dialogue and rhetoric in the use of Twitter by Paul Kagame and the Rwandan government

    Supervisor: Dr Laura Elizabeth Mann

    Completed: 2012

  • Anika Weiss

    Anika Weiss

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Factors influencing the parental restrictions on children's Intranet

    Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank

    Completed: 2011

  • Wybo Wiersma

    Wybo Wiersma

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Simulating the emergence of critical mass in online communities: How forums scale by stimulating user contributions

    Supervisor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Completed: 2011

  • Richard Wilkinson

    Richard Wilkinson

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The Digital Car: Consumer Provacy and Market Structure in the Age of Big Data

    Supervisor: Dr Ian Brown

    Completed: 2013

  • Lena Wong

    Lena Wong

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: The 4 C's: How YouTube is Changing the Production of Culture through Cost, Choice, Colloboration and Cotent

    Supervisor: Dr Grant Blank

    Completed: 2011

  • Fan Yang

    Fan Yang

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Social Media Empowerment: A cast study of Foxconn Workers Using 'Weibo'

    Supervisor: Dr Joss Wright

    Completed: 2013

  • Ece Yurual

    Ece Yurual

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Evaluating a Model of Multidimensional Trust Formation for Online Exchanges in Business-to-Consumer Commerce: The Case of Turkey

    Supervisor: Dr Greg Taylor

    Completed: 2011

  • Zarino Zappia

    Zarino Zappia

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Partcipation, Power and Provenance: Mapping Information Flows in Opem Data Development

    Supervisor: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Completed: 2011

  • Jing Zeng

    Jing Zeng

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Can micro-blog based discussion contribute to politic deliberation in China?: A case study of deputies’ interaction with the public on microblogs during the 2013 National People’s Congress. 

    Supervisor: Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Completed: 2013

  • Qichen Zhang

    Qichen Zhang

    MSc Alumnus

    Thesis: Reblog: Conceptualizing hypermedia and emerging culture of sigital curation

    Supervisor: Dr Victoria Nash

    Completed: 2013