Lab Platform Governance, Media and Technology (PGMT)

Dr. Dennis Redeker

Dennis Redeker is a postdoctoral researcher at ZeMKI and affiliated with the Lab “Platform Governance, Media, and Technology” (Prof. Katzenbach). He is working on issues in global governance research, especially in the fields of Internet, platform, and AI governance. Dennis is a founding member of the interdisciplinary Digital Constitutionalism Network (since 2019), which deals with the role of human rights in the digital age and the the increasing constitutionalization of digital technologies.

Between April 2017 and November 2021, Dennis was a research fellow at SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, at the University of Bremen and a doctoral candidate at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). During his doctoral phase, Dennis completed research stays at New York University (Center for European and Mediterranean Studies) and Harvard University (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society). He defended his dissertation with the title “Digital Constitutionalism: Transnational Advocacy Networks and the Struggle for Human Rights in the Digital Age” in March 2021 (supervisor: Prof. Martens, University of Bremen). Dennis previously studied international relations, comparative law, political philosophy and economics in Maastricht, Bremen and at the University of Connecticut.

Between April and September 2021, Dennis was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum and a Teaching Fellow of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (AI Campus). He has been an affiliated postdoc at BIGSSS since September 2021, and a fellow at the Information Society Law Center at the University of Milan (Statale) since May 2022.

In teaching, Dennis focuses on research-based teaching, problem-based learning (PBL), and transnational teaching partnerships. Together with instructors from other countries in Europe, he organizes the “Digital Constitutionalism Teaching Partnership”. In the summer semester of 2022, this teaching partnership took place for the third time in a row (now with seven participating universities, including YERUN and YUFE partners of the University of Bremen). Starting in the winter semester of 2022/2023, Dennis will be a “remote CTS-FGV Visiting Professor” at the Center for Technology and Society at GV Direito Rio (Rio de Janeiro), giving regular guest lectures on attitudes toward platform governance in the Global South and other topics.

To carry out his research, Dennis has received grants and scholarships from the Foundation of German Industry (sdw), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg, the Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) of the University of Bremen, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), the State of Bremen, the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN), and Facebook Research.

Research focus

Internet governance, platform governance, artificial intelligence, International Relations, NGOs and civil society


Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), International Studies Association (ISA), Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), German Political Science Association (DVPW)


  • Redeker, D., Bernardes, M., Davidian, G., Hammond, E., Baller, M., Cazacu, L., Cirolini, S., Josephson, A. & Recknagel, F. (2022). Mapping Policy Responses to the Covid-19 Misinfodemic. IPW Working Paper. Institute for Political Science, University of Bremen. 
  • Celeste, E., Yilma, K., Palladino, N. & Redeker, D. (2022). Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard. In: Edoardo Celeste, Clara Keller & Amélie Heldt (Eds.). Constitutionalising Social Media, 267–288. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Müller, C. & Redeker, D. (2022). International Nongovernmental Organizations. In: Lester R. Kurtz (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict, 3rd Edition. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
  • Redeker, D. & Sturm, I. (2019). ICT skills in Small Island Developing States: ICT capacity building, economic opportunities and brain drain. Digital Skills Insights 2019. Geneva: International Communication Union.
  • Redeker, D., Gill, L., & Gasser, U. (2018). Towards digital constitutionalism? Mapping attempts to craft an Internet bill of rights. International Communications Gazette 80(4): 302-319.
  • Redeker, D., & Martens, K. (2018). NGOs and accountability. In: Aynsley Kellow, Hannah Murphy-Gregory (Eds.). Handbook of Research on NGOs, 303-324. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.