Rebekah Larsen

PhD candidate at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

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PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Rebekah Larsen holds an MPhil in Technology Policy from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She has research interests centred on the societal impacts of information communication technologies. She is particularly interested in Internet policy, and the effects of relations between civil society, ICT corporations, and governments on development.

Her current focus is on digital rights and theories of power, specifically those related to privacy, surveillance, access, data protection, and erasure.

Rebekah is one of the collaborators on the Cambridge-based ESRC IAA-funded project to develop the human rights reporting platform, The Whistle. She is a member of the Cambridge Centre for Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) research committee on ICTs and the right to life. She is also a Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) committee member.

Rebekah graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Her thesis on the historical and political development of the Internet protocols (TCP/IP) won the Society of the College prize. She spent two years working at a law firm and with a digital rights NGO in the United States prior to Cambridge.