College: Robinson College            


Supervisor: Prof Emma Wilson

Research Topic: Camera Mortis: Aesthetics, Technology & Ethics



Christine Jakobson is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, with an MSt from the University of Oxford and a BA from the Amsterdam University College. Her academic work focuses on the intersection of aesthetics, moral and political philosophy. She is interested in how the purpose of technology can be subverted to address national and international humanitarian crises. Christine has been invited to present her research at international conferences from London to Sydney.

Complimenting her academic work, Christine has advised Silicon Valley companies, financial institutions, top-tier global professional services, and sustainable energy companies across North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa on organisational ethics, ethical use, as well as ethics at the frontiers of emerging technology.

As a senior research analyst, Christine has worked on platform accountability and transparency, particularly in relation to democracy. Her research has been covered by international media outlets. Christine is frequently invited as a keynote speaker and panellist discussing her work on the intersection of ethics and technology.



Cambridge Trust Scholarship


Selected Conference Papers

Ethics as Aesthetic World: Levinas and Heidegger on Art, Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton. Jul 2019

Levinas’s Philosophy of Ethics and Aesthetics: An Essay on Death, Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference. Jul 2019

Levinas: Breaking the Rules of Ontology, Australian Society French Studies Conference. Dec 2019

The Politics of Aesthetics, Film and Screen Studies Showcase. Jan 2020


Selected Public Talks

AI Ethics: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Do It, AI North. Keynote, Oct 2020

Provocation on AI Ethics, Hattusia. Keynote, Nov 2020

Disinformation & the US Election, WebRoots Democracy. Panel talk, Nov 2020

Election Integrity and Platform Accountability, MozFest. Panel talk, Mar 2021

Purpose Beyond Profit, Synthetic Society. Podcast interview, Jun 2021


Personal website

Cambridge Film & Screen

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335057