Cindy Ma is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Her research investigates the function of irony, humour, and satire in the dissemination of right-wing ideologies online.
Prior to joining the OII, she worked at the non-profit Debate Mate, where she oversaw educational programs aimed at improving critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills in young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. With Debate Mate, Cindy ran educational interventions throughout the UK, as well as in Jamaica, Kenya, Ghana, Vietnam, and Nepal. She completed her Master's at the London School of Economics and her Bachelor of Arts at Western University.