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Jens Pohlmann, Ph.D.

Jens Pohlmann is Gerda Henkel Fellow for Digital History 2018-19 at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Furthermore, he is an Associate Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. His research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st Century German Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, Media Studies, and Transatlantic Internet Policy.

Jens received his PhD from Stanford University in 2017 with a thesis on the marketing strategies of avant-garde authors in the German public sphere. He was a CESTA Graduate Research Fellow from 2015 to 2016 and is currently co-organizing the 2019 Stanford German Conference: Transatlantic Sync – Germany & The US in the Era of Technological Revolution.

Other publications

Gollatz, K., Riedl, M. J. & Pohlmann, J. (2018). Removals of Online Hate Speech in Numbers. Digital Society Blog, HIIG Science Blog, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Cross-posted at Media Policy Project Blog, London School of Economics, London, UK. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Weaponizing internet governance: Comparing the German Network Enforcement Act and FOSTA-SESTA in the United States
Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA), Freedom of Expression Division. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, United States: 14.11.2019 Further information

Martin J. Riedl, Kirsten Gollatz, Jens Pohlmann.

Hate Speech, Facebook und unsere Angst um die Demokratie
Hate Speech, Facebook und unsere Angst um die Demokratie – Zur Regulierung quasi-öffentlicher, digitaler Räume.. German Economic Institute. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Köln, Deutschland: 03.08.2018

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