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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  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 impact of the internet on state-society relations in China. He is interested in the contestation of boundaries of acceptable online language and discourse, as well as political socialization and publicity.

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

  •  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.

    Email: heather.ford@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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  Ulrike Rauer

    Ulrike Rauer

    DPhil Student

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

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

  •  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

  •  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

  •  Eve Ahearn

    Eve Ahearn

    MSc student

    Eve is interested in Government Open Data programs.

  •  Fatema Akbar

    Fatema Akbar

    MSc student

    Fatema is interested in the impacts of social media on students.

  •  Santiago Amado

    Santiago Amado

    MSc student

    Santiago is interested in learning through online video tutorials based on social networks.

  •  Alexander Andresian

    Alexander Andresian

    MSc student

    Alexander is interested in the issues and effects related to network neutrality.

  •  Shannon Bell

    Shannon Bell

    MSc student

    Shannon is interested in relationship between social media and its impact on public opinion.

  •  Eve Binder

    Eve Binder

    MSc student

    Eve is interested in the mechanics and implications of online advertising.

  •  Wensie Calliet

    Wensie Calliet

    MSc student

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  •  Corinne Cath

    Corinne Cath

    MSc student

    Corinne is interested in cyberspace's effects on power struggles between nation-states.

  •  Atilla Cevik

    Atilla Cevik

    MSc student

    Atilla is interested in selective exposure and socio-political fragmentation online.

  •  Rebecca Fallon

    Rebecca Fallon

    MSc student

    Rebecca is interested in the use of Internet technlogies by Islamic extremist groups like ISIS.

  •  Danit Gal

    Danit Gal

    MSc student

    Danit is interested in the Cyber-Jihadi Propaganda Warfare.

  •  Charles Howell

    Charles Howell

    MSc student

    Charlie is interested in the dynamics of networked information seeking and opinion formation.

  •  Amba Kak

    Amba Kak

    MSc student

    Amba is interested in the outcomes of sponsored data strategies in India and its consequences.

  •  Elizabeth Kaufer

    Elizabeth Kaufer

    MSc student

    Elizabeth is interested in human information behaviour and the design of information systems.

  •  Francesco Lanzoni

    Francesco Lanzoni

    MSc student

    Francesco is interested in the difference between On-line and Off-line life.

  •  Liane Lovitt

    Liane Lovitt

    MSc student

    Liane is interested in digital privacy rights for vulnerable populations.

  •  Anna Lutz

    Anna Lutz

    MSc student

    Anna is interested in the impacts of online profile on the offline self.

  •  Ellie Marshall

    Ellie Marshall

    MSc student

    Ellie is interested in the impacts of self-surveillance on decision-making processes.

  •  Jessica Mason

    Jessica Mason

    MSc student

    Jessica is interested in the Internet safety in developing countries.

  •  Gemma McNeil-Walsh

    Gemma McNeil-Walsh

    MSc student

    Gemma is interested in the transformative potential of ICTs within established camp settlements in the African sub-continent.

  •  Sophie Melville

    Sophie Melville

    MSc student

    Sophie is interested in role of the Goffmanian ‘stigma’ in the technologically-mediated feminism.

  •  Ashwin Menon

    Ashwin Menon

    MSc student

    Ashwin is interested in the impact of HCI technologies on online trust.

  •  Dang Nguyen

    Dang Nguyen

    MSc student

    Dang is interested in the online humourous communication in Vietnam as a response to social and political issues.

  •  Lorna Oakley

    Lorna Oakley

    MSc student

    Lorna is interested in the production, circulation and reception of self-harm. images on image-sharing websites

  •  Rachel Pollack

    Rachel Pollack

    MSc student

    Rachel is interested in the effects of communications surveillance on free expression.

  •  Natalie Saltiel

    Natalie Saltiel

    MSc student

    Natalie is interested in the influence of the construction and maintenance of online identity on sociability, interpersonal relationships, and connectivity.

  •  Charlotte Smart

    Charlotte Smart

    MSc student

    Charlotte is interested in the impact of SMS payment systems on urban poor.

  •  Anuj Srivas

    Anuj Srivas

    MSc student

    Anuj is interested in the Digital Public Postal Services.

  •  Sandra Watcher

    Sandra Watcher

    MSc student

    Sandra is interested in Hacktivism.

  •  David Watson

    David Watson

    MSc student

    David is interested in the impact of ICT’s on knowledge.

  •  Ivory Wu

    Ivory Wu

    MSc student

    Ivory is interested in e-commerce and in particular Amazon and Alibaba.

  •  Pu Yan

    Pu Yan

    MSc student

    Pu is interested in the network structure of official and unofficial discourses.

  •  Jennie Zhang

    Jennie Zhang

    MSc student

    Jennie is interested in the behavioural effectivteness of mobile dating applications when matching their users.

  •  Yan Zhou

    Yan Zhou

    MSc student

    Yan is interested in the relationship between personality traits and social networking sites behaviours.