Sebastian Berg

Research Associate

Sebastian Berg is a research fellow in the research group “Democracy & Digitalization” at the Weizenbaum Institute. He studied political science and public law at the University of Trier and had research fellowships at the Free University Berlin and Princeton University. His research deals with the politics of digitalization (civic tech, digital infrastructures of democratic politics), the political theory of data-based analysis and intervention techniques, and the cybernetization of democratic representation. Sebastian is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt Universität Berlin, where he explores the genealogy of 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, 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.