Paola Pierri

Senior Research Associate
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Paola Pierri is currently Senior Research Associate at Luzern University of Applied Science. She has a doctorate in Design Anthropology and specialises in Anthropology of Technology with a particular research focus on the impact of digital technologies on societies and on democracy more broadly.

Prior to her current role Paola has been Director of Research at Democratic Society, Associate Professor at Polimi and Research Fellow at Weizenbaum Institute where she was researching on the topic of digital inequalities.

Her research interest focuses on different elements of the connection between digital and democracy: from exploring modes of digital activism and participation, to investigating questions of justice and human rights that arise (or are exacerbated) as a result of the increased digitalisation of the public space