Zach Tan

MSc  Student

Zach Tan is a masters student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the economics and ethics of digital labour platforms.  His focus at the Digital Ethics Lab examines current ethical debates surrounding the ‘gig economy’.

His other interests include the impact of internet censorship and control, internet governance and legislation, and digital labour.  He is also engaged in ongoing research concerning internet shutdowns in East Africa.

Before coming to Oxford, Zach studied Modern Intellectual History and the Philosophy of History at Wesleyan University, graduating with a BA in Social Studies and Data Analysis with a certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.  In addition, he also spent time working for a digital art start-up in New York City, as the preceptor for History in Wesleyan’s College for Social Studies, and as an intern at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.