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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  Gillian Bolsover

    Gillian Bolsover

    DPhil Student

    Gillian Bolsover is an OII DPhil student. Her thesis will examine the potential of the Internet to change the balance of political power between established power holders and networked individuals in both the US and China.

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

  •  Ulrike Deetjen

    Ulrike Deetjen

    DPhil Student

    Ulrike Deetjen (née Rauer) is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the influence of the Internet on healthcare provision and health outcomes.

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

  •  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

  •  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.

    Email: bruce.etling@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Thomas Flavel

    Thomas Flavel

    DPhil student

    Thomas is an OII DPhil student focusing on the discursive role of internet use in Chinese society. He is interested in how mediated communication, social networks and online communities influence the discussion of news events.

    Email: thomas.flavel@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  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.

    Email: nicolas.friederici@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  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

  •  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.

    Email: khairunnisa.hajiibrahim@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Yin Yin Lu

    Yin Yin Lu

    DPhil student

    Yin is fascinated by the intersection between language and technology. Her research focuses on the hashtag, one of the most notable sociotechnical phenomena of the 21st century.

    Email: yin.lu@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  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

  •  Laura Molloy

    Laura Molloy

    DPhil student

    Laura is interested in the digital curation and information / digital literacy practices within specific research areas and professions. At the OII, she is focusing on digital curation and digital literacy skills in UK visual art professional practice.

    Email: laura.molloy@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Paige Mustain

    Paige Mustain

    DPhil student

    Before joining the OII, Paige earned her M.A. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2014) and completed her B.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego (2011) with a focus on Communication as a Social Force.

    Email: paige.mustain@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  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

  •  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

  •  Dana Polatin-Reuben

    Dana Polatin-Reuben

    DPhil student

    Dana is a doctoral student at Oxford’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

  •  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

  •  Joe Shaw

    Joe Shaw

    DPhil student

    Joe Shaw is an OII DPhil student. His research interests are concerned with information geographies, urbanisation, disaster/risk, political economy and post-politics.

    Email: joe.shaw@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Theodora Sutton

    Theodora Sutton

    DPhil student

    Theodora is an OII DPhil student interested in digital anthropology.

    Email: theodora.sutton@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Bertram Vidgen

    Bertram Vidgen

    DPhil student

    Bertram Vidgen is an OII DPhil student. His research focuses on far-right extremism in online contexts.

    Email: bertram.vidgen@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Gregory Walton

    Gregory Walton

    DPhil student

    Gregory is a DPhil candidate at Oxford's Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

  •  Wybo Wiersma

    Wybo Wiersma

    DPhil student

    Wybo Wiersma is an OII DPhil student.

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

  •  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

  •  Pu Yan

    Pu Yan

    DPhil student

    Pu Yan is an OII DPhil student. She is interested in how ICTs have changed Chinese interpersonal relationships (guanxi) and transformed the everyday information practices in rural and urban China.

  •  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 612339

Masters Students

  •  Deniz Duru Aydin

    Deniz Duru Aydin

    MSc student

    Deniz Duru Aydin is an OII MSc student, interested in analyzing internet censorship as well as user behaviour to circumvent such controls. Before coming to the OII, she completed her B.A. at New York University and worked for the global NGO Access Now.

  •  Ilinca Barsan

    Ilinca Barsan

    MSc student

    Ilinca Barsan is an OII MSc student.

  •  Andrew Berkley

    Andrew Berkley

    MSc student

    Andrew Berkley is an OII MSc student.

  •  Shira Naomi Bick

    Shira Naomi Bick

    MSc student

    Naomi is interested in online publishing and currently works as a Research Assistant at the Reuters Institute of Journalism. Prior to joining the OII, she won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for her work as a producer with PBS: FRONTLINE/World.

  •  Sven Braun

    Sven Braun

    MSc student

    Sven Braun is an OII MSc student.

  •  Andrew Bulovsky

    Andrew Bulovsky

    MSc student

    Selected as a Marshall Scholar, Andrew holds a BA in Political Science & Communication (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, 2014) and an MSc in Comparative Politics (LSE, 2015). He's worked for two MPs in the British House of Commons and is interested in digital political communication.

  •  Judith Dada

    Judith Dada

    MSc student

    Judith Dada is an OII MSc student.

  •  Ndakuna Fonso Amidou

    Ndakuna Fonso Amidou

    MSc student

    Ndakuna Fonso Amidou is an OII MSc student.

  •  Julian Gilson

    Julian Gilson

    MSc student

    Julian Gilson is an OII MSc student.

  •  Bryce Goodman

    Bryce Goodman

    MSc student

    Bryce Goodman is an OII MSc student.

  •  Greg Johnson

    Greg Johnson

    MSc student

    Greg Johnson is an OII MSc student.

  •  Samuel Johnston

    Samuel Johnston

    MSc student

    Samuel Johnston is an OII MSc student.

  •  Saumya Krishna

    Saumya Krishna

    MSc student

    Saumya Krishna is an OII MSc student.

  •  Chun (Raphael) Leung

    Chun (Raphael) Leung

    MSc student

    Chun (Raphael) Leung is an OII MSc student.

  •  Zachary Levine

    Zachary Levine

    MSc student

    Zachary Levine is an OII MSc student.

  •  Rebecca Lewis

    Rebecca Lewis

    MSc student

    Becca holds a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and has since worked in social media analytics at the company Crimson Hexagon. She is interested in collective action online and digital media as it relates to gender, race, and sexuality.

  •  Lofred Madzou

    Lofred Madzou

    MSc student

    Lofred Madzou is an OII MSc student.

  •  Lauren McKarus

    Lauren McKarus

    MSc student

    Lauren McKarus is an OII MSc student.

  •  Sophie Melville

    Sophie Melville

    MSc student

    Sophie Melville is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. She is interested in the intersection between gender, identity and technology, and is currently undertaking the role of Research Assistant on the Semantic Map of Sexism: Topic Modelling of the Everyday Sexism Content project.

  •  Nicole Ng

    Nicole Ng

    MSc student

    Nicole was a government lobbyist and qualitative consumer researcher in South East Asia, with a History BA from Columbia U. She's interested in information diets of elites, the politics in code, and novel user behaviors in mobile-first regions.

    Email: xin.ng@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Carl Öhman

    Carl Öhman

    MSc student

    Carl Öhman is an OII MSc student.

  •  Juan Ortiz Frueler

    Juan Ortiz Frueler

    MSc student

    Before joining the OII, Juan was an activist, member of an Argentinean human rights NGO. With a degree in Law (Di Tella, 2010) and a Masters in Public Policy (Oxford, 2015), he is interested in the impact of the Internet on politics and inequality.

    Email: juan.ortiz@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Umika Pidaparthy

    Umika Pidaparthy

    MSc student

    Umika Pidaparthy is an MSc student. She has worked as an online producer for Al Jazeera English and CNN. She has a BA in Sociology and Journalism from Emory University and is interested in the interactions between traditional news media and social networks.

    Email: umika.pidaparthy@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky

    Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky

    MSc student

    Daniel Elisha Rachovitsky is an OII MSc student.

  •  Odysseas Sclavounis

    Odysseas Sclavounis

    MSc student

    Odysseas Sclavounis is an OII MSc student.

  •  Amrita Sengupta

    Amrita Sengupta

    MSc student

    Amrita Sengupta is an OII MSc student.

  •  Dirgayuza Setiawan

    Dirgayuza Setiawan

    MSc student

    Dirgayuza Setiawan is an OII MSc student.

  •  Kate Sim

    Kate Sim

    MSc student

    Kate Sim is an OII MSc student.

  •  David Peter Simon

    David Peter Simon

    MSc student

    David Peter Simon is an ethnographer and blogger pursuing a MSc. His current research orbits connectivity and innovation with a particular focus on communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Email: david.simon@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Jia Li Zhao

    Jia Li Zhao

    MSc student

    Jia Li Zhao is an OII MSc student.