Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann is the OxHRH Communications Director and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on digital inequality, exploring community-driven grassroots solutions to closing the digital divide. She leads several research projects, using ethnographic methods to study the role of community-owned internet networks, local digital skills training, and public internet access points in promoting digital inclusion. Kira is also a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web. She completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and also holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary).

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A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

The Human Rights Act incorporated the rights guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. In this episode, we look at the Human Rights Act in a past interview with Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St. ...
We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

In the 19th century, the Contagious Diseases Acts were passed in the UK and Ireland to curtail the spread of venereal disease among military personnel in certain cities. In this episode, we talk to Dr Anne Hanley, a Junior Research ...
The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

In the six years following the Arab Spring, there has been a notable increase in death sentences and executions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In this episode, we talk to James Lynch, Deputy Director of the Global Issues ...
UK Supreme Court Rules in Brexit Case

UK Supreme Court Rules in Brexit Case

On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The Court decided that the Government does not have a prerogative power to trigger Article 50 of ...
What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

The UK Supreme Court is expected to deliver a decision on the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on January 24th. The question before the Supreme Court is whether the Government or ...
Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues. On 11 January, members of a public bill committee in the UK parliament voted against an ...
UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

On 18 November, OxHRH held a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’. For the first time, OxHRH broadcast the panel live on ...
I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the world by talking to experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists ...
‘Some Kind of Monster?’ The Benefits and Burdens of Human Rights For Business

‘Some Kind of Monster?’ The Benefits and Burdens of Human Rights For Business

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the world by talking to experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists ...
Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the world by talking to experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists ...
Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy

A video produced by the Communications and Outreach Unit at UNRISD, based on the workshop Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy, with panelists including OxHRH director Professor Sandy Fredman.