I’m working as a research and data analyst for the Mozilla Foundation’s Insights Team and am an associated researcher at the ‘Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere’ research group at the Weizenbaum Institute.
At the Mozilla Foundation, I support the Internet Health Report and research alternative data governance and datasets used in machine learning. My research broadly asks how datafication affects democratic visions and practices. With ‘datafication’ I do not simply mean that more and more aspects of our social life are being quantified, but that the ways in which data is perceived and understood is changing. In my dissertation, I studied the practices and imaginaries of data journalists and activists in the open data and civic tech movement. In addition, I study the transnational collaborations and the role of leaks in journalism.
I mostly employ qualitative methods (interviews, ethnography), but also have experience in quantitative methods like surveys or Digital Methods. My research has been published in journals such as Big Data & Society and Digital Journalism.