Students

We admit students to our Doctoral Programme (DPhil) and Masters Programme (MSc). Our Doctoral and Masters students are listed below.

Please check our teaching pages if you would like to apply to be a student at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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Doctoral Students

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		Nesrine Abdel-Sattar

    Nesrine Abdel-Sattar

    DPhil student

    Nesrine Abdel-Sattar is an OII DPhil student. She has interests in online news, news convergence, media effects, and reception of online news.

    Email: nesrine.abdel-sattar@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Ramtin (Rami) Amin

    Ramtin (Rami) Amin

    DPhil student

    Rami Amin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, focusing on the use of experimental methods to explore political science research questions and themes. His thesis investigates the impact of visibility and transparency on democratic participation and civic behavior.

    Email: ramtin.amin@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Maja Andjelkovic

    Maja Andjelkovic

    DPhil student

    Maja Andjelkovic is an OII DPhil student. She has interests in the potential of entrepreneurship and technology to contribute to economic, environmental and social sustainability.

    Email: maja.andjelkovic@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Florian Bersier

    Florian Bersier

    DPhil student

    Florian Bersier is an OII DPhil student. He has interests in online reputation, online trust and - more generally - information economics and behavioural economics.

    Email: florian.bersier@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Gillian Bolsover

    Gillian Bolsover

    DPhil Student

    Gillian Bolsover is an OII DPhil student. Her thesis will examine the potential of the Internet to provide a forum for political speech in the US and China.

    Email: gillian.bolsover@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Amanda Clarke

    Amanda Clarke

    DPhil Student

    Amanda Clarke is an OII DPhil student. Her DPhil research examines the tension between emerging models of online government-citizen engagement and the tenets and practices of public sector bureaucracies.

    Email: amanda.clarke@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Elizabeth Dubois

    Elizabeth Dubois

    DPhil student

    Elizabeth Dubois is an OII DPhil student. Her research focuses on the role of personal influence in political communication networks.

    Email: elizabeth.dubois@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Bruce Eric Etling

    Bruce Eric Etling

    DPhil Student

    Bruce Etling's research is focused on the impact of the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective action.

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		Heather Ford

    Heather Ford

    DPhil Student

    Heather Ford is a DPhil student who studies how Wikipedians write history as it happens. Her research covers online collaboration, conflict, historiography, alternative media, the Arab Spring and intellectual property rights.

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		Nicolas Friederici

    Nicolas Friederici

    DPhil Student

    Nicolas is an OII DPhil student. His research examines the dynamics of complex innovation ecosystems in developing countries, and in particular the role of technology innovation hubs.

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		Darja Groselj

    Darja Groselj

    DPhil student

    Darja Groselj is a DPhil student studying the dynamics of information exchange in virtual communities.

    Email: darja.groselj@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

    Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

    DPhil Student

    Khairunnisa is interested in the digital representation of places and how these affect sense of place and place-making activities, the production, management and consumption of user-generated content, crowdsourcing and online mapping.

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		Scott A. Hale

    Scott A. Hale

    DPhil Student

    Scott A. Hale is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant. His research examines how social media platform design affects information sharing across language divides, and the effects of information sharing across languages on platforms and users.

    Email: scott.hale@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Michael Hills

    Michael Hills

    DPhil student

    Michael Hills is an OII DPhil student in Information, Communication, and the Social Sciences and a member of Balliol College.

    Email: michael.hills@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Georgi Kantchev

    Georgi Kantchev

    DPhil Student

    Georgi is an OII DPhil student and an award-winning journalist, member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

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		Han-Teng Liao

    Han-Teng Liao

    DPhil student

    Han-Teng Liao is a student of various disciplines whose research aims to reconsider the role of keywords (sociolinguistics) and hyperlinks (webometrics) in shaping groups (governance) as bearers of ideas (political communications).

    Email: han-teng.liao@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Joshua Melville

    Joshua Melville

    DPhil student

    Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is interested in several broad themes. Among them: modernity, identity, methodology, social structure, and visual representation.

    Email: joshua.melville@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Tom Nicholls

    Tom Nicholls

    DPhil student

    Tom Nicholls is a DPhil student studying the impact of technology on citizen/government relationships, the Internet's implications for public management and models of electronic public service delivery.

    Email: tom.nicholls@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Roy Nyberg

    Roy Nyberg

    DPhil student

    Roy Nyberg is an OII DPhil student. He has interests in the area of organizational theory and technological innovation.

    Email: roy.nyberg@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Jon Penney

    Jon Penney

    DPhil Student

    Jon Penney is an OII DPhil student. His research interests include public law, intellectual property, and technology law, both separately and where these areas intersect.

    Email: jon.penney@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Vyacheslav W. Polonski

    Vyacheslav W. Polonski

    DPhil student

    Vyacheslav Polonski is a doctoral student at the OII, specialising in network science and the sociology of the Internet. His research focuses on the structural aspects of collective behaviour in online communities.

    Email: vyacheslav.polonski@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Ulrike Rauer

    Ulrike Rauer

    DPhil Student

    Ulrike Rauer is an OII DPhil student researching the influence of the Internet on healthcare provision and health outcomes.

    Email: ulrike.rauer@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Daniel Villar Onrubia

    Daniel Villar Onrubia

    DPhil student

    Daniel Villar Onrubia is an OII DPhil student researching open educational initiatives and practices in the Higher Education sector.

    Email: daniel.villaronrubia@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Wybo Wiersma

    Wybo Wiersma

    DPhil student

    Wybo Wiersma is an OII DPhil student.

    Email: wybo.wiersma@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		James Williams

    James Williams

    DPhil student

    James Williams is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethical design of persuasive technology.

    Email: james.williams@oii.ox.ac.uk

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		Ben Zevenbergen

    Ben Zevenbergen

    DPhil Student

    Ben is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant working on the EU Internet Science project.

    Email: bendert.zevenbergen@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

Masters Students

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		Fatema Akbar

    Fatema Akbar

    MSc Student

    Fatema Akbar is an OII MSc student and is interested in studying the social factors influencing users' acceptance and use of the Internet in different cultural and organizational contexts.

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		Wes Beaver

    Wes Beaver

    MSc Student

    Wesley Beaver is an OII MSc student. His research interests include transnational activist networks, norm diffusion, and ICT and development.

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		George Dallas

    George Dallas

    MSc Student

    George Dallas is an OII MSc student and is interested in privacy and security on the internet.

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		Lilas Duvernois-Guevara

    Lilas Duvernois-Guevara

    MSc Student

    Lilas Duvernois-Guevara is an OII MSc student. Her research interests include topics ranging from hacker/maker communities to the correlation between ICT and development.

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		Asha Fereydouni

    Asha Fereydouni

    MSc Student

    Asha Fereydouni is an OII MSc student. He is studying the intersection of the Internet, law, and public policy.

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		Will Granger

    Will Granger

    MSc Student

    Will Granger is an OII MSc student. He is interested in ethical questions posed by the spread of the Internet, such as the clash between the usefulness of Big Data and concerns over personal privacy.

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		Bryn Griffiths

    Bryn Griffiths

    MSc Student

    Bryn Griffiths is an OII MSc student interested in demographic differences in the cultivation of online presences, and how this affects the way we present and perceive ourselves in offline contexts.

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		Tania Gupta

    Tania Gupta

    MSc Student

    Tania Gupta is an OII MSc student. Her interests lie in digital privacy and legal frameworks, the ownership of user-generated content on social networks, and digital listening.

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		Frank Hangler

    Frank Hangler

    MSc Student

    Frank Hangler is an OII MSc student. He is interested in big data, smart cities, and the rhetoric of technology.

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		Ai Kang

    Ai Kang

    MSc Student

    Ai Kang is is an OII MSc student. He is interested in Internet governance, big data and how new technologies are shaping the Internet and how the Internet is shaping the world.

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		Justin Kempley

    Justin Kempley

    MSc Student

    Justin Kempley is an OII MSc student. His research interests focus on public policy, and how ICTs shape innovation in public services.

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		Su Min Lee

    Su Min Lee

    MSc Student

    Su Min Lee is an OII MSc student and is interested in online political communication, technology and the practice of journalism, and cyber bullying.

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		Sarah Lefkowith

    Sarah Lefkowith

    MSc Student

    Sarah Lefkowith is an OII MSc student and is interested in knowledge, persuasion, and how the Internet and social networks affect online and offline behaviour.

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		Xinxin Long

    Xinxin Long

    MSc Student

    Xinxin Long is an OII MSc student. She is interested in economic transformation, democratic political progress and cultural development in China.

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		Leonard Mack

    Leonard Mack

    MSc Student

    Leonard Mack is an OII MSc student. He is interested in how governments adapt to the new demands placed upon them by the rise of the Internet.

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		Allison Mishkin

    Allison Mishkin

    MSc Student

    Allison Mishkin is an OII MSc student. Her work focuses on internet psychology, social media and identity formation, and children/adolescent's technology use

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		Tim Muntinga

    Tim Muntinga

    MSc Student

    Tim Muntinga is an OII MSc student interested in digital (consumer) search behaviour, search engine usage in situations of uncertainty and user recommendations.

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		Olga Musayev

    Olga Musayev

    MSc Student

    Olga Musayev is an OII MSc student and is interested in testing the limits of prediction and building anti-discrimination software.

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		Caitlin Myles

    Caitlin Myles

    MSc Student

    Caitlin Myles is an OII MSc student. She is interested in the impact of the Internet in developing countries, and in particular on issues surrounding gender and democratisation.

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		Mor Rubinstein

    Mor Rubinstein

    MSc Student

    Mor Rubinstein is an OII MSc student. Her interests are in Open Data and the usage of non-technical groups in open source communities.

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		Evan Szablowski

    Evan Szablowski

    MSc Student

    Evan Szablowski is an OII MSc student and second lieutenant in the US Army. He is interested in large-scale data analytics applied towards intelligence analysis, as well as the effects of rapid urbanization and constant connectivity in the developing world.

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		John Ternovski

    John Ternovski

    MSc Student

    John Ternovski is an OII MSc student. He is interested in the spread of information through social networks, particularly the causal mechanisms behind viral dispersion.

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		Gili Vidan

    Gili Vidan

    MSc Student

    Gili Vidan is is an OII MSc student. She is interested in cybersecurity, digital geographies, and sovereignty in cyberspace.

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		Citt Williams

    Citt Williams

    MSc Student

    Citt Williams is an OII MSc student. She is interested in cultural knowledge system exchanges in the digital age.