In short about me

I am a theorist and speaker on digital technology and society. Currently, I am working at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society leading the AI & Society Lab and a research group focussed on the development of AI in the public interest, funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). 

Right now, my biggest interests are participatory design, public interest tech and the question how democratic values can inspire new design approaches and IT Governance. 

In 2018-2019, I was leading the office of the Third Engagement Report for the Federal German Government. The Third Engagement Report is a report on civic engagement for the German Federal Government, which is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

Before, I was lead of the Media Policy Lab, a project for scientific networking and innovation regarding the regulation of intermediaries, for the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg.

I received my doctorate in media studies at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2017. Her PhD “Reload Disobedience” deals with digital forms of civil disobedience. Her research focused on innovative digital strategies for social and political change and the philosophical question what civil disobedience can and should be in a digital world. 

I am a member of the UNESCO working group on Communication and Information in Germany and am a frequent adviser for institutions ranging from political foundations or NGOs to the computer game industry on issues including digitization and politics.