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Dr. Julia Pohle

Portrait Dr. Julia Pohle (Martina Sander, WZB)
Research Fields
  • Internet Governance
  • Internet policy
  • Digital Society
  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
fon: +49 30 25491 220
mail: julia [dot] pohle [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Project Group

Since 04/2015
Senior researcher in the WZB project group "The Internet Policy Field"

PhD in Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Researcher at the SMIT-Center for Studies in Media, Information and Telecommunication (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), PhD fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium

Consultant at UNESCO, Paris, France

Studies in Cultural Studies, Computer Science, and Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Magister Artium, M.A.)

Università di Bologna, Italy

Studies in Cultural Studies and Computer Science at the Universität Bremen


Dissertation award for communication history of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

Member of the Steering Committee, Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

Fellowship for the Global Governance Futures Program (Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues)

Selected Publications

Pohle, J. (2018): The Internet as a global good: UNESCO’s attempt to negotiate an international framework for universal access to cyberspace, in: International Communication Gazette, Special Issue on Internet Constitutionalism (online first).

Jaume-Palasi, L., Pohle, J., & Spielkamp, M. (Eds.) (2017): Digitalpolitik - Eine Einführung. Initiated by and Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., with support of ICANN (online).

Pohle, J., Van Audenhove, L. (2017): Post-Snowden Internet Policy. Between Public Outrage, Resistance and Policy Change, in: Media and Communication, 5(1) (online).

Pohle, J. (2016). Multistakeholder governance processes as production sites: enhanced cooperation "in the making", in: Internet Policy Review, 5(3) (online).

Pohle, J., Hösl, M., & Kniep, R. (2016): Analysing internet policy as a field of struggle, in: Internet Policy Review, 5 (3) (online).

Pohle, J. (2016): Information For All? The emergence of UNESCO's policy discourse on the information society (1990-2003). PhD thesis in Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (online).

Pohle, J. (2015): UNESCO and INFOethics. Seeking global ethical values in the Information Society, in: Telematics and Informatics, 32 (2), 381-390. 

Khan, A., Pohle, J., Lin, R., Sandhu, P., Oppenheim, S., & Shin, T. (2015): Shared Responsibility: Towards More Inclusive Internet Governance. Final report of the GGF 2025 Internet Governance Working Group (online).

Pohle, J. (2015): Multistakeholderism Unmasked: How the NetMundial Initiative shifts battlegrounds in Internet Governance, in: Global Policy Journal (online).

Musiani, F. & Pohle, J. (2014): NETmundial: only a landmark event if 'Digital Cold War' rhetoric abandoned, in: Internet Policy Review, 3 (1) (online).

Pohle, J. (2014): Mapping the WSIS+10 Review Process. Research report on the 10-­year review process of the World Summit on the Information Society (online).

Pohle, J. & Morganti, L. (2012): The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN): Origins, Stakes and Tension, in: Revue française d’études américaine, Special issue "Contested Internet Governance", 134 (4), 29-46.

Pohle, J. (2012): "Going digital": A historical perspective on early international cooperation in informatics, in: Frau-Meigs et al. (Eds.), "From NWICO to WSIS: 30 years of Communication Geopolitics. Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides", Bristol, UK: Intellect.

Frau-Meigs, D., Nicey, J., Palmer, M., Pohle, J., & Tupper, P. (Eds.) (2012): "From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics. Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides", Bristol, UK: Intellect.