Dr Thompson Gyedu Kwarkye is a postdoctoral fellow at UCD School of Information and Communication Studies.

His research interests unite inquiries linked to data politics, technology ethics, AI governance and regulations, digital transformation, and technology use in conflict regions. At UCD, Thompson develops micro-credential modules on AI ethics. The modules, which target technology developers, end users, policymakers, and law enforcement, empower them to assess the ethical dimensions of technological choices. He has also been a postdoc at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where he led work packages examining how social media and new technologies affect migration within and between Africa and Europe.

Thompson holds a PhD in Anthropology from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; a master’s in Human Security from Aarhus University, Denmark; and a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Ghana. Thompson received several grant awards, including the Andrea von Braun Foundation Research Grant, the GIZ Diaspora Expert Support Grant and the German Academic Exchange Service Fieldwork Grant.

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