Academic Research

I am a fellow at the Centre for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

With CIHR I work on two projects. The first looks into the role of secret services of former socialist countries on terrorism in the 1980s. With this project I particularly (though not exclusively) concentrate on the relationship between the former GDR secret service (“Stasi”) with Syrian based Palestinian organizations as well as their relationship with the West-German Red Army Faction in the 1980s. 

My second project looks into algorithms and their shaping power in today’s society, specifically in the field of political advertising. I plan to combine the gained insight with an analysis of the effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on political advertisement by comparing GDPR’s implementation in different EU countries.