Josephine Seah

PhD Student in Sociology

Josephine Seah is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in smart cities, digital sociology, and algorithmic cultures. Her doctoral research examines how “smart citizens” are constructed in the creation of smart cities, and how city residents make meaning out of data-driven technologies and participate in the projects of their smart cities.

Josephine holds a Master of Science in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. Prior to starting her PhD, Josephine was a research associate at the Centre for AI and Data Governance at the Yong Pung How School of Law at Singapore Management University where she conducted research on responsible and ethical AI and the regulation of content on social media.


Seah, Josephine, and Benjamin Tham. “Ministries of Truth: Singapore’s Experience with Misinformation during COVID-19”. The Next Digital Decade: Case Studies from Asia (13 May 2021). Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Digital Asia Hub.

Seah, Josephine. “Nose to Glass: Looking In to Get Beyond.” Navigating the Broader Impacts of AI Research Workshop at NeurIPS 2020 (1 December 2020).

Findlay, Mark, and Josephine Seah. “An Ecosystem Approach to Ethical AI and Data Use: Experimental Reflections.” In 2020 IEEE/ITU International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good (AI4G), 192-197. 2020.