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Felix Garten

Cohort 2020

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mark Hallerberg

Topic of PhD Thesis: Data as Power: Geopolitical Implications of Chinese Digital Platforms for the European Union.

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Project "The Challenge to the Challenge", Hertie School

Project Doctoral Researcher, RU (Re-) Allocation

Education and Work Experience

  • 09/2016 - 05/2019: Hertie School, M.A. International Affairs
  • 10/2012 - 08/2016: Freie Universität Berlin, B.A. China Studies
  • 09/2011 - 07/2012: Hanze University Groningen, International Communication
  • 08/2009 - 08/2011: International School of Tianjin, International Baccalaureate



Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • Since 09/2020: Center for Digital Governance, Hertie School, PhD Researcher
  • Since 09/2019: Prof. Daniela Stockmann, PhD and Prof. Mark Hallerberg, PhD, Hertie School, research on digital platforms and digital payments, Research Associate
  • 03/2019 - 08/2019: Hertie School, Project ‘Authoritarianism 2.0’, Research Assistant



Fellowships, Stipends and Awards

  • 09/2020 - 08/2023: Hertie School PhD scholarship

Research Interests

  • Digital Governance
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Stockmann, D, Garten, F & Luo, T 2020, ‘Who is a PRC user? Comparing Chinese social media user agreements’, First Monday, vol. 25, no. 8. Available from: doi: 10.5210/fm.v25i8.10319.