Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Theory

Dr. phil. Rahel Süß

Dr. phil. Rahel Süß

Rahel Süß is a Political Theorist and an Alexander von Humboldt-Postdoc-Fellow. In her postdoctoral project, she explores a political theory of digital democracy. From March 2022, she will visit the London School of Economics and Political Science collaborating with Lea Ypi. Rahel Süß studied political science, philosophy, and sociology at the University of Vienna and the Charles University in Prague. In 2020, she obtained her Ph.D. with a thesis on experimental democracy, a theory of political action (summa cum laude). She held visiting and research positions at King’s College London, Westminster University, Queen Mary, and Goldsmiths University of London, Duke University, and Humboldt University. Rahel is the founder 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