Simona Stockreiter is a PhD Researcher at the Hertie School, affiliated with the Jacques Delors Center. She has been a visiting scholar at the WZB and is a visiting researcher at the Brussels School of Governance. In her PhD she conducts research on the shift of regulatory modes in EU internet governance over the last 20 years and the increased focus on strengthening 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 associated EU Standardisation Bodies. More generally, her research interests focus on: EU democracy legitimacy, EU internet governance and the ethics of digitalisation. Previously she obtained her degrees in Sociology (BA) and Philosophy (BA, MA) at the University of Vienna, with research stays at the Université I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris, where she specialised in political theory and philosophy of law.
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Jachtenfuchs