Prof Dr Jeanette Hofmann
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Jeanette Hofmann, political scientist, conducts research at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) on topics such as global governance, regulation of the internet, information society and copyright. She is the Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, the publisher of the Internet Policy Review. She is also a research associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has become an expert in the parliamentary Enquete-Commission ‘Internet and digital society’ in 2010. Furthermore, she has actively contributed to the UN World Summit and is a member of the multi-stakeholder advisory group in the organisation of the Internet Governance Forum. She is one of the three founders of the project group Kulturraum Internet, which began to develop a social sciences and cultural studies approach on the internet in 1994. In 2006, Jeanette published ‘Wissen und Eigentum’ (Knowledge and Property) and in 2009 she co-edited ‘Governance als Prozess’ (Governance as Process). Currently, she is doing research on ‘Google Books’, multi-stakeholder processes as a means of building international consensus and the coordination of the internet namespace.