Alina Utrata


Alina Utrata is a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a 2020 Gates Scholar. She received her MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar, where she researched how new technologies were impacting policing and the nature of state control in Northern Ireland. She received her BA from Stanford University in History and the Law with a minor in Human Rights and honors in Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.


Alina's work focuses on human rights, technology and historic forms of state and corporate power.  She is the host of the podcast “The Anti-Dystopians”, the politics podcast about tech. 


Research Assistant, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy


April 2021 - Present