We are very happy to welcome Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
as a new senior researcher at our institute. As of today (15 January 2019), he is head of the research programme "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces.” In line with his previous work, he will lead a team of doctoral students and researchers who will investigate the rules under which new forms and practices of communication are created in digital communication spaces and, especially, in social networks.
Kettemann previously led the projects "Crisis of Normativity and Normativity of the Crisis in the Internet" and "The Normative Order of the Internet" at the Cluster of Excellence “The Emergence of Normative Orders” at Goethe University in Frankfurt on the Main. He was a member of the directorate of the Cluster of Excellence, convenor of the Frankfurt Colloquium for Internet Research, co-convenor of the "Norms, Plurality, Critique, Postdoctoral Dialogue Series" and founder and co-lead of the Research Focus "Internet and Society". As the first legal scholar in Germany, Dr. Kettemann is completing his postdoctoral ‘habilitation’ at the Faculty of Law of Goethe University for the subjects “Internet law”, international law and legal theory. In 2018, Matthias C. Kettemann was also project manager of a project of Stanford University on deliberative democracy at the example of the German Network Enforcement Act.
Matthias C. Kettemann's research interests include the relationship of states, companies and individuals on the internet; human rights implications of the Internet, in particular the governance of freedom of expression in private and public spaces; Internet Governance and Internet policy; as well as democracy and legitimacy in international law.
You can find more information about his CV here.
(15 January 2019)