Amira Moeding is a PhD student at Cambridge University in the history of Political Thought and Intellectual History, supervised by Dr Emma Mackinnon. Amira’s PhD project focuses on the Intellectual History of ‘Big Data,’ how ‘Big Data’ as an approach to building artificial intelligence became thinkable, how data became foremost an economic resource, and how political imaginaries emerged from the possibilities associated with ‘data-driven’ technologies.
Amira came to Cambridge to study the MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History developing her interests in histories and philosophy of law and race. Before coming to Cambridge, Amira studied philosophy and cultural studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, focusing on early critical theory and post-colonial critiques of private property. At Humboldt Universität, she also developed an interest in the philosophy of science (scientific models and representation) and mathematics (conceptions of proof).