Kirsten Gollatz is a Project Manager at the Alexander von Humboldt for Internet and Society in Berlin where she has worked on projects and events in the field of Policy and Governance since she joined the Institute in 2011. She is currently conducting research with a special focus on the conditions for exercising free speech on the Internet and the relevance of private transnational governance, as well as online participation. Her public writings appear on the Internet Policy Review – Journal for internet regulation.

Since the beginning of 2014, Kirsten is writing her thesis as an external doctoral student at the University of Zurich. The thesis examines the emergence of content governance regimes of social media platforms.

In summer 2012, Kirsten was a research intern at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She has a Master’s Degree in Media and Political Communication from the Free University Berlin. While attending university, Kirsten worked as a research assistant for enterprises, journalists, media industry associations and research organizations and was involved in a variety of projects focused on emerging media and internet policies and economy issues, particularly on governance models in the context of a disruptive media shift.



Wagner, B., Gollatz, K., & Calderaro, A. (2014). Internet & Human Rights in Foreign Policy: comparing narratives in the US and EU Internet Governance agenda. EUI Working Paper RSCAS; Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), 2014/86. Publication details

Gollatz, K. (2014). Deutsche Telekom’s ‘surveillance report’ builds on a trend, . Internet Policy Review. Publication details

Hofmann, J., Katzenbach, C., & Gollatz, K. (2014). Between Coordination and Regulation: Conceptualizing Governance in Internet Governance. HIIG Discussion Paper Series(No. 2014-4). Publication details

Send, H., Ebert, J., Friesike, S., Gollatz, K., & Schildhauer, T. (2014). Online Mit­machen und Entscheiden – Partizipationsstudie 2014. Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft. Publication details

Gollatz, K. (2013). Transnational Pirates. In Dobusch, L., Mader, P., & Quack, S. (Eds.), Governance across Borders Transnational. Fields and Transversal Themes (pp. 222-228). Berlin: epubli. Publication details

Gollatz, K. (2013). App development: Is ‘privacy by design’ the new standard? Internet Policy Review. Publication details

Wagner, B., Gollatz, K., & Calderaro, C. (2013). Common Narrative – Divergent Agendas: The Internet and Human Rights in Foreign Policy. Conference Proceedings. International Conference on Internet Science. Brussels, April 9-11, 2013, 19-27. Publication details

Hofmann, J., Katzenbach, C., & Gollatz, K. (2013). Freedom on the Net Report Germany. In Kelly, S., Truong, M., Earp, M., Reed, L., Shahbaz, A., & Greco-Stoner, A. (Eds.), Freedom on the Net 2013 (pp. 302-321). New York, NY: Freedom House. Publication details

Dobusch, L. & Gollatz, K. (2012). Piraten zwischen transnationaler Bewegung und lokalem Phänomen. In Bieber, C. & Leggewie, C. (Eds.), Unter Piraten. Erkundungen in einer neuen politischen Arena (pp. 25-40). Bielefeld: transcript. Publication details