Timo Seidl

Timo Seidl is a PhD researcher at the Department of Political and Social Science at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and a visiting researcher at the HIIG’s research programme: The evolving digital society: concepts, discourses, materialities.

Timo’s work focuses on the politics and political economy of digitalization; he is interested in why different countries react differently to the challenges posed by digitalization – such as the regulation of platform companies, the protection of personal data, or the changing nature of work. Methodologically, he uses a variety of both quantitative and qualitative methods, but is particularly interested in using novel text-as-data methods to understand how narratives, frames, and discourses affect the political responses to digitalization.

At the HIIG, he will work on several papers that investigate how such ideational elements shape the course and character of digitalization. You can find out more about his work at https://timoseidl.com/ or by writing him an email at timo.seidl@eui.eu



Fellow: Evolving digital society