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Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller

Research Group Lead

Clara Iglesias Keller is a legal scholar specialized in digital technologies and media regulation. She is co-leader of the research group “Technology, Power, and Domination” at the Weizenbaum Institute. She holds a Doctorate degree in public law from the Rio de Janeiro State University (equivalent to “summa cum laude” in the German system) with a thesis on legitimacy requirements for the regulation of digital platforms. She develops her work in Germany, Brazil (where she is a Visiting Professor at Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa - IDP), and in international research forums (specially as a founding member of the Executive Committee at the Platform Governance Research Network).

Her research approaches the relationship between technologies and democratic institutions, looking at both how technological transformation challenges law and regulation and at its long-term implications for how these institutions are shaped to meet their ends. Her recent work includes topics such as technology bans, platform governance and regulation, democratic legitimacy and constitutional narratives in digital policy, content moderation, disinformation countermeasures, and the consequences of the expansion of artificial intelligence for political participation.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Group Lead

Research Focus: Digital Infrastructures in Democracy

Research Group: Technology, Power and Domination

Committees and functions

  • Weizenbaum Journal for the Digital Society, Editor
  • Platform Governance Research Network, Founding Member of the Executive Committee and the Steering Committee
  • Revista da AJURIS – Law Journal, International Editorial Board 
  • Digital Constitutionalism Network, Member

Fields of research

  • Democracy and digitalisation
  • Platform governance
  • Digital technologies and media regulation


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Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)