Theresa Züger


Twitter: @thezueger
Website: coming soon

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Theresa is currently Head of the Office for the Third Commitment Report of the Federal Government at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). The report deals with the future of the young and digital commitment of civil society in Germany.

Until mid-2018, Theresa headed the Media Policy Lab for the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg, a project for scientific networking in the field of intermediary regulation.

Theresa studied theatre, film and television studies, German language and literature and philosophy at the University of Cologne and received her doctorate in media studies from Humboldt University Berlin in 2017. Her doctorate “Reload Disobedience” dealt with digital forms of civil disobedience. Theresa was a doctoral researcher at the HIIG in the research area “Global Constitutionalism and the Internet” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ingolf Pernice.

During her doctorate, Theresa was a visiting researcher at the Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2016, in addition to her doctorate, she worked for transmediale, an international festival on art and digital culture, on the thematic area “anxious to secure”, in which she worked as a curator and moderator about the topics of security policy and security culture. With the Polynocular Tech Lab project, Theresa was a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies. Theresa is co-founder of Bridge Figures, an organization that uses digital strategies to combat xenophobia and promote a plural information society.

Theresa is a member of the advisory board of the Whistleblower Network e.V. and part of the Acatech project “Technikradar”.