Wessel Reijers

Paderborn University, Germany


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Wessel Reijers is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Media Studies, Paderborn University. Additionally, he holds visiting scholarships at the Technion and at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute. He received a PhD in technology ethics from Dublin City University. Previously, he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, a Research Associate in the ERC project “BlockchainGov”, led by Dr. Primavera de Filippi, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna. Wessel’s current research explores the impacts of emerging technologies on citizenship, most notably coming from social credit systems. Additionally, he explores the nature of distributed governance, investigating its potential as well as its pitfalls. Wessel is the author of Narrative and Technology Ethics and co-editor of the edited volume Interpreting Technology. Apart from his research, Wessel likes to write fiction, make music, and make some paintings once in a while.