Professor Mark Graham

Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute


Mark Graham is the Professor of Internet Geography at the OII, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and an Associate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.

He has published articles in major geography, communications, management, and urban studies journals, and his work has been covered by the Economist, the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, and many other international newspapers and magazines. He is an editorial board member of Information, Communication, and Society, Geo:Geography, Environment and Planning A, and Big Data & Society.  In 2014, he was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant to lead a team to study ‘knowledge economies’ in Sub-Saharan Africa over five years. He leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.


  • Digital labour
  • Economic geography
  • Economic development
  • Digital inequality
  • Outsourcing
  • Internet
  • Digital economy
  • International development
  • Google
  • Wikipedia
  • Future of work

Media experience

Professor Graham's research has appeared in hundreds of media outlets around the world (e.g. featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Telegraph, Die Zeit, Wired, The Washington Post, CNN, ITV). He also occasionally writes for the Guardian.