Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller


clara.keller [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
E 406
Research Fellow of the Research Group

Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Politics of Digitalization group of the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Center. She leads the research group “Technology, Power and Domination” at the Weizenbaum Institute, where she develops research focused on the relationship between technologies and democratic institutions, looking at both how technological transformation challenges law and regulation and at its long term implications for how these institutions are shaped to meet their ends. Her recent work approaches different aspects of platform governance and state regulation, disinformation, digital public administrations and the regulation and democratic implications of the expansion of artificial intelligence technologies.

Clara has held different positions as lecturer, researcher and legal advisor in the fields of information technology, media and communications regulation. She completed her Doctorate (equivalent to summa cum laude in the German system) at the Rio de Janeiro State University, having written her thesis on “National regulation of Internet-based services: exception, legitimacy and the role of States” (2019). She holds a Masters degree in public law from the same university and an L.L.M in Information Technology and Media Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2012).

Author of the books “Media Law in Brazil” (International Encyclopedia of Laws, Forthcoming) and “Regulação Nacional de Serviços na Internet: exceção, legitimidade e o papel do Estado” (an edited version of her doctoral thesis, originally published in Portuguese by LumenJuris, 2019).