Mohammad Amir Anwar

Researcher, Information and Communication Technologies, Geography and Development, University of Oxford

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and tutor at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. I am also a Research Associate at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg. I am an economic geographer by training and my research interests are in understanding the political economy of globalisation and the impacts of digital transformation on economy and society in the Global South. My research has been informed by roughly 24 months of research fieldwork in diverse locations, including South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and India (for doctoral fieldwork). My current research at Oxford is a multi-year research project called Geonet, where I am focussing on studying the developmental impacts of digital outsourcing and the gig economy in Africa. I currently teach ‘Development in the Digital Age’ at the Oxford Internet Institute’s MSc programme in Social Science of the Internet. I hold a PhD in Geography from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin.