Headshot of Dr Kira AllmannDR KIRA ALLMANN

Dr Kira Allmann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law & Policy in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research explores how people on the margins of internet access and skills claim their basic rights in an increasingly digitised world. She focuses on bottom-up, grassroots solutions to the digital divide – from community-owned internet networks to local public internet access points. Kira completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. She holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary). Follow her on Twitter @KiraAllmann, and she can be reached by e-mail at kira.allmann@csls. More information at

Headshot of Dr Grant Blank (OII)DR GRANT BLANK

Dr Grant Blank (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is the Survey Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College, both part of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He is a sociologist specialising in the social and cultural impact of the Internet, the digital divide, statistical and qualitative methods, and cultural sociology. He is currently working on analyses of British Internet use based on the 2019 wave of the Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS), see Author or co-author of about 50 papers and six books, in 2015 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Communication, Information Technology and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. He can be reached at grant.blank@gmail. com; see


Ms Annique Wong is a strategy consultant who works at the intersection of education, artificial intelligence, and public policy. Her research focuses on creating accessible and equitable learning products to promote critically informed, environmentally conscious technology use. Annique received her MSc in the Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford and holds a BA in Anthropology, Statistics, and Data Science from Yale University. She can be reached at


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