Dr Kira Allmann


Kira is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law & Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, where her research focuses on human rights and the political economy of internet infrastructure and ownership.  Her work examines how communities at the margins of the web create innovative solutions to achieve internet access, challenging the corporate and state ownership models of internet provision. Kira is also the Communications Director at the Oxford Human Rights Hub and a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web and raise awareness of the digital exclusions that keep the majority of the world from participating fully in digital knowledge creation and curation. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where her dissertation explored how mobility between online and offline spaces constituted a practice of resistance during and after the 2011 Egyptian revolution.