Dr Megha Kumar

Deputy Director of Analysis (Cybersecurity and Technology)

Megha leads Oxford Analytica’s work on the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector, advising major corporate and public-sector clients on the commercial prospects, regulation and cybersecurity of digital infrastructure and digital services.

Megha’s work on digital labour platforms was published in a special journal issue as ‘Women gig workers, policymakers and platforms: the pandemic’s impact across several G20 economies’ by Digital Future Society in 2022.

Between 2010 and 2017 she led our Asia analysis, specialising in South Asia (particularly India), Indonesia and Thailand, advising G20 governments, multinational corporations and multilateral institutions on these emerging markets.

Before joining Oxford Analytica, Megha taught history at the University of Oxford and held the prestigious Past and Present Research Fellowship at the University of London.

She has worked as a journalist in Delhi. Her broadcast appearances include outlets such as the BBC, South China Morning Post, The Diplomat and Time Magazine.

Her book Communalism and Sexual Violence in India: The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Conflict was published by I.B. Tauris in June 2016.

She holds a DPhil and an MSt from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA from the University of Delhi.

Dr Megha Kumar