Kira is a Public Engagement Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Her work aims to centre public perspectives in our understanding of digital and social inequalities, with a current focus on data-driven systems and technologies and their wider impacts on health and wellbeing.
Kira completed a PhD at the University of Oxford, specialising in digital inequality and cyberpolitics in Egypt following the 2011 revolution. She then went on to work at the intersection of knowledge diversity, inclusion and disruption at the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Whose Knowledge? Prior to joining Ada, Kira held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, where she studied and advocated for community-led initiatives to close the digital divide.