Leonie Maria Tanczer is a Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society from January to March 2015 as well as PhD Candidate at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast (UK). She studied Political Science (B.A.) at the University Vienna and University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland) and Political Psychology (MSc.) at the Queen’s University Belfast. Tanczer is currently working on her interdisciplinary PhD project “Emerging Security Governance in the Cyber Domain: Technology, Politics, and Rights in Practice”. Her thesis investigates emerging internet governance strategies, looking closely at the possibility to re-articulate political rights online.
In the course of her Fellowship at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Tanczer supported the HIIG research area of Global Constitutionalism and the Internet. Her HIIG-related research project analysed the effects of the ongoing securitisation process of internet governance on self-defined hacktivists.
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