Catriona Gray

Knowledge, value and risk in AI governance

Project Summary

My work can be situated at the intersections of sociology, politics, and law. My PhD, which will be completed as a series of publications, examines the adoption and regulation of data-dependent AI technologies across various social and institutionalĀ settings. I have diverse research interests thatĀ encompass themes including: knowledge production and exchange in AI; regulatory governance; the concept of risk; and mobility, displacement and humanitarian governance. Much of my work develops and applies insights drawn from social theory, with particular attention given to emancipatory and critical realist approaches.


Doctoral Recognition Award Winner 2021

Research Interests

Sociolegal studies



AI regulation

Social theory

The international politics of AI

Epistemologies of AI


LLB Law, MRes Sociology, MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies


Prof Emma Carmel

Dr Marina De Vos