Robert Gorwa is a CIGI fellow researching platform governance, content moderation and other transnational digital policy challenges. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where his work brings global governance and regulatory scholarship to bear on key questions lying at the heart of digital capitalism.
In 2019, he was a researcher working on digital media policy at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, and a fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. In 2020, he was a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin,and began his CIGI fellowship while working to found the Platform Governance Research Network. Robert has held fellowships and other research positions at the Oxford Internet Institute, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. He holds a DPhil from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and an MSc from the Oxford Internet Institute.
Robert contributes to the Los Angeles Review of Books and has published articles in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, WIRED and other popular outlets. He grew up in Vancouver and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.