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Sophie Bennani-Taylor

DPhil Student

Sophie Bennani-Taylor

DPhil Student

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Sophie is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute and a freelance consultant. Her doctoral research examines digital identification systems used in the field of international development. Sophie’s DPhil is fully funded by the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership and is supervised by Professor Victoria Nash (OII) and Professor Loren Landau (ODID).

Sophie has conducted freelance research with organisations including the UNHCR, the European Centre for Privacy and Cybersecurity, the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy, and Harvard Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society. Her expertise lies at the intersection of technology and migration.

Prior to returning to academia, Sophie worked as a Digital Ethics Consultant and co-founded Sopra Steria’s Digital Ethics practice. As a researcher and consultant, Sophie has worked with a range of governmental, private, and non-profit organisations to anticipate and respond to their ethical challenges when working with technology.

In 2023, Sophie was recognised as one of Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)’s 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.

Research Interests

Science and Technology Studies (STS), Infrastructure Studies and Digital Identity.

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, September 2023 -