Tomas is a Doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, jointly supervised by Professor Gina Neff and Professor David Zeitlyn (Anthropology). He is interested in the interplay of political mobilisation and digital technologies, particularly as this relates to Indigenous sovereignty movements. His research at the OII examines the visual communications repertoires of Indigenous peoples in an era of digital ‘nativism’; more specifically, he is interested in the appropriation of digital technologies as a mode of cultural praxis in Haida Gwaii.
He received a Double BA (High Honours) in Political Studies and Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, and an MSc (Distinction) in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics, where he was a Sanderson Fellow and received the Best Overall MSc Performance Prize. Outside of academia, Tomas is a documentary filmmaker whose works have featured in numerous international festivals and gallery exhibitions. His DPhil is generously funded by the Clarendon Fund and St Edmund Hall.
Indigenous media, digital ethnography, archives, media sovereignty, political communication, intellectual property
Supervisor at OII