Biography

Victoria Nash

Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Dr Victoria Nash is the Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). In the latter role, she is responsible for leading the department’s engagement in digital policy matters. Her particular research interests draw on her background as a political theorist, and concern the theoretical and practical interpretation of fundamental liberal values in the Internet era. Recent projects have included efforts to map the legal and regulatory trends shaping freedom of expression online for UNESCO and an analysis of age verification policies as a tool for balancing the interests of children and adults online. She is currently PI of a project examining the concept of the ‘algorithmic child’ and the data risks posed to children by connected toys and the Internet of Things. She holds several digital policy advisory roles, and is also Course Director for the OII Summer Doctoral Programme.