Alina Utrata

Alina Utrata

  • Scholar
  • United States, Czech Republic
  • 2020 PhD Politics and International Studies
  • Darwin College

I am currently a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a 2020 Gates Scholar. My research examines how technology is impacting historic forms of state and corporate power. I also host a weekly podcast The Anti-Dystopians, the politics podcast about tech.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I received my 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. I received my MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar, where my master’s research examined how new technologies were impacting policing and the nature of state control in Northern Ireland. My undergraduate honors thesis focused on the impact of transitional justice on communities transitioning out of conflict, specifically in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have worked at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Stanford Global Studies Division at Stanford University, the BrexitNI Law Clinic in Northern Ireland, the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo and the US State Department in Washington D.C.

Previous Education

Queen's University Belfast Conflict Transformation 2018
Stanford University History 2017