Paige is an OII DPhil candidate whose research bridges the political economy of communication and cultural studies focusing specifically on technology-driven education models serving low-income youth.


Paige is a DPhil candidate at the OII. Her research interests lie at the intersection of digital inequalities and technology-driven education models. Her thesis brings together the political economy of communication and cultural studies to look at the impact ICTs are having on the US education system, particularly as this relates to low-income and underserved youth. She uses mixed methods including social network analysis and various qualitative methods in order to gain a holistic understanding of the interrelationship between the State, private sector, and non-governmental public education stakeholders and the role this has in shaping education and its impact on underserved communities.

Paige is a research assistant for the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network. She has most recently worked on Oxford’s go_girl: code+create project and the MacArthur Foundation’s UK Parenting Study based at the LSE. Paige has also been a member of Henry Jenkin’s Civic Paths research group at USC Annenberg and a visiting researcher/scholar for the U.S. MacArthur Parenting Study based at UC Irvine’s Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

Research interests

Political economy of communication, ICT4D, education policy, education technology, digital exclusion, digital inequalities.

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil student, October 2014 –

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