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Dutch, English, German


Daniëlle Flonk is a political scientist focusing on internet governance and content control norms. She received her PhD in governance from the Hertie School. Formerly, she was a research associate in the DFG-funded research project 'Evolving Internet Interfaces: Content Control and Privacy Protection' at the Hertie School and a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies. She has recently published in International Affairs and Global Constitutionalism.

As a Max Weber Fellow, Daniëlle has been working on the securitization of internet content in the European Union as a legitimation strategy for increased regulation, and the global consequences of authoritarian regionalism. She was also one of the investigators in a CIVICA and Horizon 2020-funded research project on digital trade integration. In this project, researchers from Bocconi University, the European University Institute, the Hertie School, and the London School of Economics and Political Science worked together to develop a database and index on digital trade restrictions. From September 2022 onwards, she took on the position of Part-Time Assistant Professor at the EUI, with a research focus on the global consequences of autocracy, such as the development of competitive internet governance regimes.


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