Digital Social Science (2019 cohort)
Charles Harry Smith is an incoming DPhil student in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research focuses on the ethical, social and political issues surrounding digital identities and mass surveillance, specifically federated governmental digital identity systems in the UK.
Charles recently finished reading for an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and also holds a BA in Philosophy from Durham University. Whilst at Durham, Charles was Editor-in-chief of the undergraduate philosophy journal, Critique, and spent a year studying aboard at the University of Hong Kong. He is now looking forward to four years of inter-disciplinary research at the OII and exploring all the opportunities the Grand Union DTP has to offer.