Stefan Baack’s research is broadly interested in how the growing quantification of social life intersects with democratic practices and visions. In his dissertation, he studied how data journalists and civic tech activists use and imagine data; and examined how the growing reliance on data across different sectors in society has created new entanglements between journalism and civil society.
After his MA at the University of Bremen (Germany), he did his PhD at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). Between 2017 and 2018, he worked as an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. He currently works at the Mozilla Foundation as a research and data analyst, and as an associate researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.