Blayne Haggart is a CIGI senior fellow and associate professor of political science at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. Blayne is also a senior associate fellow with the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research focuses on the global political economy of data and intellectual property, online platforms, internet governance, and North American economic governance.
Blayne is the author of Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform (University of Toronto Press, 2014). He is the co-editor (with Kathryn Henne and Natasha Tusikov) of Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and of an upcoming volume (with Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte) on the changing role of the state in internet governance (Routledge, 2021). His work has been published in the Journal of Digital Media and Policy (where he serves on the editorial board), the Canadian Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Information Policy, among others. He also writes regularly for The Conversation.
Blayne is currently working on a co-authored book (under contract to Rowman and Littlefield) on how data and intellectual property’s rising prominence is transforming the exercise of economic, social and political power. Before entering academia, Blayne worked as a journalist and as an economist with the Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service.