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Sophie Bennani-Taylor


Sophie Bennani-Taylor is an Affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Sophie is a researcher focussed on the socio-political implications of digital identification, border technologies, and automated welfare. She is also a prospective PhD student exploring how foundational digital identification platforms shape access to rights, resources, and political participation. Sophie recently completed an MSc in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis project examined how the ASPEN card – a prepayment card for UK asylum seekers – mediates asylum seekers’ experiences of marginalisation and their access to social and financial resources.

Prior to returning to academia, Sophie worked as a Digital Ethics Consultant and co-founded Sopra Steria’s Digital Ethics practice. As a researcher and consultant, Sophie has worked with a range of governmental, private, and non-profit organisations to anticipate and respond to their ethical challenges when working with technology.

In 2023, Sophie was recognised as one of Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)’s 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.

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