Nikita Aggarwal is a PhD (DPhil) candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where her research explores the legal and ethical challenges due to emerging, data-driven technologies. She has written widely on topics ranging from the gig economy to AI crime and the demise of Big Tech platforms. Her doctoral research examines the interaction between financial law and information law in the context of new data-driven practices in the financial sector, such as alternative credit scoring. She is also fostering research in the field of intercultural digital ethics, which will be the focus of her fellowship at the Carr Center.
Prior to entering academia, Nikita was an attorney in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund, where she advised on financial sector law reform in the Euro area and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the legal and policy frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring. She previously practiced as an associate with Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring. She earned an LLB (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.