Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Theory

Dr. phil. Rahel Süß

Dr. phil. Rahel Süß

Rahel Süß is a political theorist and visiting scholar at the Theory of Politics research centre at Humboldt University. She studied political science, philosophy and sociology at the University of Vienna and the Charles University in Prague. In 2020, Rahel obtained her Ph.D. with a thesis on a democratic theory of experimental action (summa cum laude). Between 2017 and 2020, she held visiting and research positions at Westminster University, Queen Mary, and Goldsmiths University of London, Duke University in the US, and Humboldt University. Rahel is currently working on her fourth monograph on the idea of experimental democracy. In her postdoctoral project, she examines the democratic implications of predictive technologies and explores how democratic action is viable under conditions of “algorithmic certainties”. Rahel is the foundress of the Journal engagée and the founding director of the Data Politics Lab.


A detailed CV can be found here.



Twitter: @RahelSuess


  • Political Theory, Democratic Theory, and Experimental Democracy
  • History of Political Thought, Liberal Democracy, and Equality
  • Data Politics, Predictive Technologies, and Digital Sovereignty
  • Democratic Resistance, and Politics of Provocation