Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) are coming together for a new blog series about digital inequalities. Through their masters, doctoral and postdoctoral work, contributors examine the differences digital technologies are making beyond Euro-American contexts and at global economic peripheries. This blog series will put a spotlight on their current research, showcasing cutting edge work on the uneven benefits instantiated by digitalisation.
Initial contributors include OII researchers Margie Cheesman [‘Decentralised identity: What is it, and what does it mean for marginalised populations?’, Nayana Prakash [‘Tech platforms and UK responses to India’s COVID crisis’], Daniel Arubayi[‘Be your own boss: Examining algorithmic burdens on ride-hailing drivers in the Global South’], and Mia Hassoun [‘The limits of “active” participation in smart city design’].
If you are an OII researcher and would like to participate in the series, please contact Margie or Nayana. Blogs can be between 200-1000 words. Future topics could include a discussion of your DPhil project, highlighting recently published work; analysis of a recent event or news story through a research lens. Please do get in touch with your ideas!