Welcome! Three new fellows have recently joined the Centre

Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt, Janet Hui Xue, Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício

Three new fellows have recently joined the research groups Global cooperation and polycentric governance (Janet Hui Xue, PhD and Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício) and Legitimation and delegitimation in global cooperation (Dr. Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt).

Dr. Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt taught International Relations at the University of Leipzig, Freie Universität Berlin and University of Bremen before joining the Centre. His research focuses on the politicization of international organizations, public communication and the (self-) legitimation of international authority. Previous research appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, European Journal of International Relations, International Theory, International Political Science Review, Review of International Political Economy, Global Society, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift. He will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until October 2021.

Janet Hui Xue, PhD, researches the regulating and governing of new technologies. Her recent works investigate new models of regulation and governance for emerging technologies to balance conflicts of interest between different parties such as traditional regulatory authorities, international technology corporations, intermediaries, and consumers. Drawing on her over ten years of experience in researching Chinese digital industry, she applies a socio-legal approach to comparative studies of dynamic data-driven economies, in both developed and emerging digital markets. As a Research Associate in the Consumer Rights Beyond Boundaries Programme at the University of Oxford, she co-leads the UN-Oxford projects 'Legal and regulatory challenges of the sharing economy' and 'Best Practices of Consumer Redress'. She is also a member of the Law, Justice, and Society Research Cluster of Oxford Wolfson College where she develops the theme of AI-Powered Data Use and Governance. Previously, she was an honorary research associate at Sydney Cybersecurity Network at the University of Sydney. Janet has been invited to give talks at international conferences in Oxford, Geneva, Beijing, and Sydney. Her research also has had an impact outside the academic circle and has been translated into policy briefs for policymakers and regulators. During her fellowship, in addition to collaborative work with colleagues at the Centre, she will work on the book project ‘Governing Personal Data: A Comparative Study of the EU and China’ (with Oxford University Press). She will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until September 2021.

Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. She is currently a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. At the Centre, she researches network neutrality. Nathalia has spent many years as a technical advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee and as a lecturer in graduate courses in the IT area. Currently she is a member of the LACNOG (Latin America and Caribbean Network Operators Group) Program Committee and the fiscal committee of the Brazilian chapter of the Internet Society. She is also a representative of the Latin American region on the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Review Committee. In addition, she curates the net neutrality topic for the Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch observatory. Her research interests center around internet governance. She will stay at the Centre as a German Chancellor Fellow until September 2021. 

Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt, Janet Hui Xue and Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício will be conducting their research projects at the Centre until next autumn. We look forward to a stimulating and engaging collaboration and wish them a productive and enjoyable time at the Centre.