Theresa Züger is head of the Public Interest AI research group funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She is also co-lead of the AI & Society Lab, which was launched by HIIG in 2020 and is an inter- and transdisciplinary research lab at the intersection of academia, industry and civil society. Theresa’s research focuses on the political dimensions of digital technologies and cultures, with particular interest in questions of democratic theory.
In 2017, Theresa received her PhD in Media Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2013 she was a Visiting Researcher at the Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley and in 2017 a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies. She is part of the scientific council of the Acatech TechnikRadar and a member of the commission of the Digital Transformation Think Tank of the German Caritas Association.