Leonie Maria Tanczer

Leonie Maria Tanczer

Hacker Culture

My bio:

Leonie Maria Tanczer is Post-Doc at University College London’s (UCL) Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). She was previously PhD Student at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (before: School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy) at Queen's University Belfast and Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She studied Political Science (B.A.) at the University Vienna and University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland) and Political Psychology (MSc.) at the Queen’s University Belfast.

Tanczer is currently working on the topic of Internet security and its intersection with the Internet of Things (IoT). She is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, where she is engaged in the Standards, Governance and Policy stream. In her interdisciplinary PhD project she explored the field of hacking and hacktivism, and was particularly interested in the question of the transferal of political rights onto the online sphere.

Tanczer’s other research interests include, amongst others: Gender Studies, Internet Governance / Cyberspace, and (Online) Collective Action.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

  • Hacktivismus und Stereotype

    DE: Zusammenfassung meiner Forschungsergebnisse an der School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast. Der Vortrag ist Teil des Daten, Netz und Politik Kongress 2013 in Wien.

    EN: Summary of my research findings at the School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast. The talk is part of the Daten, Netz und Politik Congress 2013 in Vienna.

  • Caution! Hackers Ahead. – The Securitisation of Hacking and Hacktivism

    DE: Vorstellung erster Forschungsergebnisse die im Rahmen meines Doktorats an der School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast, erarbeitet wurden. Der Vortrag ist Teil des netzpolitischen Abends der Digitalen Gesellschaft (Digiges) in der c-base (#34npa).

    EN: Presentation of findings of my PhD research at the School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast. The talk is part of the "Netzpolitischer Abend" organised by the "Digitale Gesellschaft" (Digiges) and took place at c-base (#34npa).

  • “I feel like a criminal and I have to be god at the same time”: Perceptions of hackers and hacktivists on their (in)securitisation

    DE: Vorstellung weiterer Forschungsergebnisse die im Rahmen meines Doktorats an der School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast, erarbeitet wurden. Der Vortrag ist Teil des Chaos Communication Congress (#32c3) 2015 in Hamburg.

    EN: Presentation of further findings of my PhD research at the School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast. The talk is part of the Chaos Communication Congress (#32c3) 2015 in Hamburg.