Alexander Pirang is a research associate with the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.
His interests focus on constitutional law, EU law, and media regulation. In his doctoral thesis, he examines the implications of content moderation by online platforms for European communication rights.
In addition to his position with HIIG, Alexander currently works part-time with a law firm in Berlin (practice group media and technology). Alexander previously was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where he contributed to GPPi’s issue area on Digital & Technology Politics.
Alexander holds a law degree from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. He also spent a semester in Russia at Saint Petersburg State University. He completed his two-year legal clerkship with the Court of Appeals in Berlin. During the clerkship, he worked i.a. with the Federal Foreign Office (Europe policy planning staff) and at the Federal Constitutional Court.
Alexander has been a non-resident Fellow with GPPi since 2017.