Dr. Carolina Ferro

Dr. Carolina Ferro is a human rights researcher and advocate with over fifteen years of experience in academia, policy influencing, grassroots development and the non-governmental sector. Her research focuses on participatory democracy, socioeconomic inequalities, urban policies, social movements, technology policy and human rights. She previously worked as director of the Gaspar Garcia Human Rights Centre (Brazil) and as a research fellow at the Centre for Participation, Social Movements and Collective Action at the State University of Campinas (Brazil). She holds a PhD in Political Science from the State University of Campinas.

Eliška Pírková

Eliška Pírková is a human rights lawyer by education and training. Her research focuses on freedom of expression on the internet, online content regulation and intermediary liability. She currently works at Access Now as a Europe Policy Analyst. She is a research fellow at the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab in Vienna and a member of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Combating Hate Speech, nominated by the Council of Europe as an independent expert. She holds a European Master degree in Human Rights and Democratisation and is a PhD candidate at the Department of Constitutional Law at the University of Helsinki.

Dr. Johanne Kübler

Dr. Johanne Kübler is a researcher and human rights advocate with work experience in academia and the non-governmental sector of more than a decade. Her research focuses on digital politics, online activism, technology policy and human rights. She previously worked in the ERC-funded Borderlands Project at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies and at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She also co-founded the German non-governmental organization Genocide Alert, for which she provided policy analysis and advocacy and served as vice chairwoman for four years. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. 

Rita Gsenger

Rita Gsenger is a cognitive scientist and researcher. Her research focuses on privacy, risks, and disinformation in social networks. She is currently a doctoral researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin, focusing on frameworks for data markets from an interdisciplinary perspective. In the Privacy Icons Project, she works on online privacy and the cognitive processes underlying the sharing of personal data. She is an associate researcher at the Sustainable Computing Lab of the Vienna University of Economics, working on online disinformation, data protection, and privacy. She holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from the Universities Innsbruck and Vienna.

Dr. Andrea Calderaro

Dr. Andrea Calderaro is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in International Relations and Director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics at Cardiff University. His research focuses on transnational governance of cybersecurity, with a particular focus on cyber capacity building, Internet and human rights, and the digital divide. He is currently engaged as a member of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council board at the OECD and as a member of the UK FCO Cybersecurity Multistakeholder Advisory Board. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence.

Dr. Ben Wagner

Dr Ben Wagner is a visiting researcher at the Human Centred Computing Group, University of Oxford and previously worked at WU Vienna, TU-Berlin, the University of Pennsylvania and European University Viadrina. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence.

Dr. Niels ten Oever

Dr. Niels ten Oever is a postdoctoral researcher at the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on how norms, such as human rights, get inscribed, resisted, and subverted in the Internet infrastructure through its transnational governance. He is also a postdoctoral scholar with the Communications Department at Texas A&M University, a research fellow with the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at the European University Viadrina, and an associated scholar with the Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He previously worked for ARTICLE19 and Free Press Unlimited. He holds a PhD in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.