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Matthew Mahmoudi

Matthew Mahmoudi

Centre of Development Studies, POLIS.

PhD Candidate


Biography:

Matt is the Program Lead at The Whistle Project, a digital human rights platform based out of the Department of Sociology and the Centre of Governance and Human Rights. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Development Studies at Cambridge, and is particularly interested in the possibilities and challenges these present for refugees and migrants. Matt co-convenes the 'Power and Vision: The Camera as Political Technology' research group at CRASSH, and coordinates the Cambridge branch of Amnesty International's Digital Verification Corps. He is the recipient of an MPhil from Cambridge, and a BA in Politics with Business Management from Queen Mary University of London. Matt co-produces 'Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast', and has contributed and advised on several other projects including Africa's Voices Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, the UN OHCHR, and Global Rights Nigeria.

Research Interests

Matt researches technological marginalisation amongst refugee and asylum-seekers in The City. He looks at Urban Technologies that act as "gateways" to incorporation through housing and work, and studies to what extent these reinforce inequalities.