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 DPhil 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 international organisations such as InfoMigrants, GSMA Mobile for Development, and United Nations agencies. 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).
Aid and migration studies, feminist technoscience, critical data studies, anthropology
Supervisors at the OII
- Sim, K and M. Cheesman (2020) What’s the harm in categorisation? Reflections on the categorisation work of Tech 4 Good, Big Data & Society blog
- M. Cheesman, Self-sovereignty for refugees? The contested horizons of digital identity (2020) Geopolitics
- Gillespie, M., Osseiran, S. and Cheesman, M. (2018) Syrian Refugees and the Digital Passage to Europe: Smartphone Infrastructures and Affordances, Social Media + Society
- M. Cheesman, The role of big data in refugee contexts (2017) Open Migration.
- M. Cheesman, Mapping refugee media journeys: smartphones and social networks (2016) Open Migration
31 October 2018
The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Margie Cheesman and Léa Macias for the OxDeg talk 'Researching Data in Humanitarianism: Ethnographic challenges'.
20 November 2017
Author: Margie Cheesman
In this post, Margie Cheesman, the CII group’s new anthropologist, tells us about her background research and doctoral interests, which are at the intersection ...