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 (with Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte) of Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? (Routledge, 2021). Blayne’s latest book, with Natasha Tusikov, is The New Knowledge: Information, Data and the Remaking of Global Power (digital open access from Rowman & Littlefield, 2023). 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.
Before entering academia, Blayne worked as a journalist and as an economist with the Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service.