Dr Stephanie Diepeveen

CGHR Research Associate

With an interdisciplinary background in politics, digital media and monitoring and evaluation, her research is focused on how digital technologies and the use of data transform democratic politics, inclusion and inequalities. Stephanie’s work brings a global perspective, having explored the nature and effects of digitalisation across diverse political and linguistic contexts, including around pressing issues of mis/disinformation, algorithmic bias and harmful content. Her book Searching for a New Kenya: Politics and Social Media on the Streets of Mombasa (CUP, 2021) looks in-depth into the politics and possibilities of discussion in the streets and online.

Stephanie is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Associate with the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge. Previously she has worked as an Evaluation Lead at UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) and Analyst at RAND Europe. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow (Digital) in the Politics and Governance Team at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).