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Abdullah Safir

Research Assistant


Safir is a Research Assistant at the LCFI and works for the ‘Desirable Digitalisation’ project which combines anthropological and intersectional perspectives with ethical design practice to rethink AI for just and sustainable futures. His research interest lies in reimagining AI particularly from the Global South perspective.

Safir has finished his master’s degree in Digital Media and Culture offered by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick with highly prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and achieved distinction. In his dissertation he critically evaluated the global AI for Climate Action practice and investigated how it responds to the Global South contexts and stakeholders.

Safir co-developed a Strategy Primer as a Senior Research Associate at BIGD, BRAC University in collaboration with Digital Pathways at Oxford which was launched by the State Minister of the ICT Division of Bangladesh. He was involved in multiple mixed-methods, survey, ethnography, and interview-based research at the intersection digital technologies and their implications on historically and systematically excluded communities in the Global South and published co-authored papers in prestigious venues such as IFIP, UCL, ICT4D, ACM Interactions and CHI.

For details, here is his digital portfolio.

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