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Carl Öhman is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, supervised by Professor Luciano Floridi. He holds a research grant from technology doctor Marcus Wallenberg’s foundation for education in international industrial enterprise.


Carl’s research looks at the ethical and political challenges that arise from the growing volume of ‘digital human remains’ – data left by deceased users – on the internet. This includes questions of post-mortem privacy, the right to access and control over the personal data of the deceased, and the relationship between information and time. In addition to this project, Carl is also researching the ethics of Deepfake pornography.

Carl graduated from Oxford 2016 with the award-winning thesis The Political Economy of Death in the Age of Information: A Critical Approach to the Digital Afterlife Industry. Prior to the OII, he studied for a B.A. in Sociology and Comparative literature at Uppsala University Sweden.



2017 - ongoing

University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute

Ph.D in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences 


University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute

MSc in Social Science of the Internet (Distinction) 


Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Double Major B.A. in Sociology and Comparative Literature (Honours) 

2015-2018: Granted 1200000 SEK (about £100 000) from Technology dr. Marcus Wallenberg’s
Foundation for Education in International Industrial Business.


2016: Officially awarded for best Master’s thesis of 2016 and recipient of the highest mark (87) in the history of the department.


2016: Merton College Distinction Prize


2009: Granted 5000 SEK for academic excellence from Adolf Lindgren’s Foundation.



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