Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1989
    Research Fellow, Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Science, Free University Berlin

  • 1990 – 1992
    PhD Student, Research Unit Organisation and Technology Genesis, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

  • 1993 – 1995
    Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Technical University Berlin

  • 1995 – 1999
    Member of Project Group "Kulturraum Internet" in the Research Unit "Organization and Technology", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

  • 2000 – 2007
    Fellow and Program Leader, Internet Governance, Research Units "Innovation und Organisation" & "New Forms of Governance", WZB Berlin Social

  • 2003 – 2004
    Interim professor for Politics and Communication, Department of Political Science, University Duisburg-Essen Science Center

  • 2003 – 2006
    Member of the Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State", Subproject "Regulation and Legitimation on the Internet", University of Bremen

  • 2007 – 2010
    Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation

  • 2010 – 2013
    Member of Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

  • Since 2012
    Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

  • Since 2013
    Head of the Project Group "The Internet Policy Field", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

  • Since 2014
    Honorary Professor of Internet Politics, Central Institute of Further Education at Universität der Künste Berlin

Selected publications

  • Hofmann, Jeanette/Katzenbach, Christian/Gollatz, Kirsten (2014): Between Coordination and Regulation. Conceptualizing Governance in Internet Governance. HIIG Discussion Paper Series 2014-04. Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft.

  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2013): "Narratives of Copyright Enforcement. The Upward Ratchet and the Sleeping Giant". In: Revue française d'études américaines, No. 134/4e Trimestre 2012, S. 64-80.

  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2013): "Information Governance in Transition. Lessons to Be Learned from Google Books". In: Ian Brown (Ed.): Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 71-98.

  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2012): "Information und Wissen als Gegenstand oder Ressource von Regulierung". In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 46 "Politik und die Regulierung von Information", herausgegeben von Andreas Busch/Jeanette Hofmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 5-23.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ABIDA: An Interdisciplinary analysis of the social and economic consequences of handling large amounts of data (Big Data), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WZB Berlin Social Science Center [with University of Münster, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, TU Dortmund University], since 2015

  • Project group "The Internet Policy Field", WZB Berlin Social Science Center, since 2013

  • Project on Circulation of cultural Goods ("Copyright from an empirical perspective"), WZB Berlin Social Science Center & Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, since 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member, Programme Advisory Council, RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), since 2014

  • Member, Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), since 2014

  • Member, Expert Group on "Trust at Risk? Implications for and Responses of Research and Innovation Policies in a Medium-Term Perspective", European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), since 2014

  • Member, Advisory Board, Big Data & Society [Journal], since 2013

  • Expert member, Parliamentary enquiry commission "Internet and digital society", German Federal Parliament, 2010 – 2013

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Critical Policy Studies [Journal], since 2009

  • Founding Member, Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), 2006


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