Simona Stockreiter is a research candidate at the Hertie School under the supervision of Markus Jachtenfuchs. She holds two Bachelor's degrees, in Sociology and Philosophy respectively, as well as a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Vienna, with research stays at the Université I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Paris VIII and Science Po – where she specialised in political theory and philosophy of law. In her PhD project she is conducting research on the shift of regulatory modes in EU digital governance over the last 20 years and its impact on mechanisms that enforce participatory democracy. In her case study on the AI Act, she is interested in the question of whether there is a balance of power and influence between civil society and business interest groups in the drafting process of the regulatory framework at the EU level and in the aligned EU Standardisation Bodies.
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Jachtenfuchs