Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller

Research Group Lead

Clara Iglesias-Keller is a legal scholar specialized in digital technologies and media regulation. 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.




Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)