Luise Papcke is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and an instructor in the Core Curriculum. Her dissertation focuses on the concept of individuality in early modern political thought, and examines its relevance for contemporary challenges posed by Big Data surveillance. Further research interests include Algorithmic Governance and Digital culture, freedom of association, and Chinese liberal thought.
Before coming to Columbia, Ms. Papcke studied at Sciences Po Paris and Free University Berlin (French-German double M.A., political theory and B.A., political science) and Nanjing University (Chinese language studies). Her work on freedom of association is forthcoming in Polity.