Nicole (Yung) Au is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.

Nicole/Yung Au is a doctoral candidate and researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research explores technology infrastructures, automation and vertical/aerial surveillance. Her DPhil is generously funded by the Clarendon Scholarship, St Antony’s Warden’s Scholarship, and the Rotary Global Scholar Fund.


Research Interests

Critical data/algorithm studies, infrastructure studies, critical geography studies, geometries of power, de-centering the west, post-colonial contexts, marginalized communities, critical AI studies, non-state governance, territory, subversive technology, areas of limited statehood

Supervisor at OII

Philip Howard