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Corinne Cath is a postdoc at the Multi Actor Systems section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management where she works with Dr. Seda Gürses. She is an anthropologist who studies the politics of internet infrastructure. Previously, Corinne was Vice President of Research at the Open Tech Fund, a US-based grantmaker focused on developing open-source technologies. She finished her PhD at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, in 2021, writing an ethnography of one of the oldest internet governance organizations: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). 

Her postdoc is part of the OCW-funded Gravitation Program Public Values in the Algorithmic Society (AlgoSoc). As part of Algosoc, she works with Dr. Gürses and Professor Linnet Taylor (University of Tilburg). Corinne works on questions of computational infrastructure (cloud computing and mobile devices) in the context of the administration of justice. Her current research focuses on how cloud computing is transforming the internet, the consequences of these transformations for public institutions—and the adequacy of existing technology policy efforts that touch on cloud computing. 


Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Oxford

1 Oct 201620 Jul 2021

Award Date: 20 Jul 2021

Master's degree, University of Oxford

1 Sept 201428 Aug 2015

Award Date: 28 Aug 2015

External positions

Research Fellow , Universiteit van Amsterdam

1 Jan 2023 → …

Research Affiliate , Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy University of Cambridge

1 Jun 2022 → …

Chair , Public Interest Technology Group (PITG)

1 Jan 2018 → …


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet governance
  • Technology Policy
  • Social Justice

Thematic collaboration

  • Cybersecurity (TPM)


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