Marlene is a Research Assistant to Nicole Stremlau, working on the spillover between online and offline harms on the African continent. She pursues an MSc in the Social Science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute and is interested in the privatisation of law enforcement online, content moderation, and AI governance.

Marlene holds an LLM from the University of Edinburgh, throughout which she researched regulatory trends within EU digital policy to ‘outsource’ difficult choices in the moderation of legal yet harmful speech to social media platforms, thereby encouraging adjudication by their terms of service. Previously, she worked for a Member of the European Parliament on a number of tech policy files, foremost on content moderation and algorithmic filtering. Alongside her studies, Marlene is an Editor at Verfassungsblog, a publication on current events in constitutional law and policy, where she heads the digital dossier on the intersection between technology and fundamental rights.”