Anne Alexander has been Director of Learning at CDH since its foundation. She was previously Co-ordinator of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network. Her research interests include ethics of big data, activist media in the Middle East and the political economy of the Internet. She is a member of the Data Ethics Group and the Humanities and Data Science Special Interest Group at the Alan Turing Institute.

Anne is interested in supervising doctoral projects in the following areas: Social movements and media activism, the political economy of the internet and data infrastructures (especially related to the Middle East or the Global South more generally), applied AI for knowledge production in the humanities and social sciences.


  • Alexander, Anne, 2009. Mubarak in the International Arena. In P. Marfleet & R. El-Mahdi, eds. Egypt: The Moment of Change. London: Zed, pp. 136–150.
  • Alexander, A., 2010. Leadership and collective action in the Egyptian trade unions. Work, Employment & Society, 24(2), pp.241–259.
  • Alexander, Anne, 2011. Brothers-in-arms? The Egyptian military, the Ikhwan and the revolutions of 1952 and 2011. The Journal of North African Studies, 16(4), pp.533–554.
  • Alexander, Anne, 2011. Digital Generation. In Z. Sardar & R. Yassin-Kassab, eds. Critical Muslim 1: The Arabs are alive. London: C Hurst & Co Publishers.
  • Aouragh, M. & Alexander, A., 2011. The Egyptian Experience: Sense and Nonsense of the Internet Revolution. International Journal of Communication, 5.
  • Alexander, Anne, 2012 Analysing Activist Cultures in the Egyptian Workers’ Movement. In J. Howell, ed. Non-Governmental Public Action and Social Justice. Palgrave Macmillan.


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