Sebastian Berg

Doctoral Researcher

Sebastian Berg is a researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute since November 2017. Previously, he studied political science and public law at the University of Trier. In his research, he deals with the political possibilities of digitalization (Civic Tech, alternative digital infrastructures), the political theory of data-based analysis and intervention techniques and the cybernetization of democratic representation.

Since April 2019, Sebastian has been pursuing at the Otto Suhr Institute of Freie Universität on genealogy and contemporary political datafication in the context of democratic representation.




Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

Doctoral project

Past and present of political datafication in the context of democratic representation (working title, supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Volk, Free University 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.


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