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Alina Utrata
PhD Candidate
Politics and International Studies Cambridge University
apu22 [at] cam.ac.uk

About me

I am a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a 2020 Gates-Cambridge Scholar. My research examines technology corporations, specifically focusing on the political theory of the corporation and how contemporary Silicon Valley technology companies may be challenging or affecting the power of the state.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I received my BA from Stanford University in History with a minor in Human Rights. I received my MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar, where my master’s research looked at how new technologies were impacting policing and the nature of state control in Northern Ireland. My undergraduate honors thesis focused on the impact of transitional justice on communities transitioning out of conflict, specifically in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 
I also host and produce the podcast and newsletter The Anti-Dystopians, the politics podcast about tech.
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