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Sebastian Berg

Associate Researcher
Sebastian Berg

Sebastian Berg is a research associate at Helmut-Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg and a visiting researcher in the research group "Technology, Power, and Domination" at the Weizenbaum Institute.

Previously, he was a member of the research group "Democracy & Digitalisation" at the Weizenbaum Institute, and has completed research stays at the Free University of Berlin and Princeton University, USA. His research focuses on political theories of democracy and digitalization and explores the democratic potential of the digital constellation: for example, through civic technologies & digital infrastructures of democratic politics, the digital transformation of urban and rural spaces and the role of data in the context of democratic representation. Sebastian studied Political Science and Public Law at the University of Trier and is currently pursuing his PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Sebastian has been affiliated with the Critical Data Lab since 2021.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Digital Infrastructures in Democracy

Research Group: Technology, Power and Domination


Doctoral project

Past and present of political datafication in the context of democratic representation (working title, supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Volk, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin / Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, WZB)

Working Group Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS)

Political theory of the digital constellation – research programmatic considerations on domination and resistance (raised in 2019 together with Daniel Staemmler, HU Berlin)

Further information can be found on the CAIS website.

Helmut-Schmidt University