Margie Cheesman is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.

Margie Cheesman is a digital anthropologist based at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her PhD research examines the use of blockchain technologies in humanitarianism, and involves fieldwork in Jordan. Margie’s research interests include digital identity, inequality and rights. She has worked for the civil liberties initiative, Open Migration, and the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CReSC). She has conducted research with organisations such as InfoMigrants, GSMA Mobile for Development, UN Women and the World Food Programme. Margie is Assistant Editor of the journal Big Data & Society, and her editorial work includes Data politics: Worlds, Subjects and Rights (Routledge, 2019) and Data Practices (forthcoming).


Blockchains, digital economies, digital identity, aid and migration, critical development studies, feminist technoscience, critical data studies, anthropology

Supervisors at the OII