Margie is a DPhil student at the OII.

Margie Cheesman is a digital anthropologist based at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her doctoral research examines the use of blockchain technologies in humanitarianism, and involves fieldwork in Jordan’s refugee camps. Margie’s research interests include digital identity, inequality and rights. She has previously worked for the civil liberties initiative, Open Migration, and conducted research with organisations such as the GSMA Mobile for Development group and InfoMigrants. As a researcher at the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CReSC) (2013-16) she evaluated digital strategies for international cultural diplomacy and news provision. Margie is also an editorial assistant for academic publications such as the ARITHMUS collected issue, Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights (Routledge, forthcoming).

Keywords: blockchain, digital identity, development and humanitarianism, critical data studies, anthropology

Supervisors at the OII

Gina Neff

Joss Wright

Mark Graham


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