Pauline reitzer

Pauline Reitzer

  • FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

    Außenstelle Berlin

    Friedrichstr. 60, 10117 Berlin


Research Interest

I am researching topics of democracy under the digital condition. Through a transnational and multidisciplinary lens, I am studying the society in the internet by combining research methods from the Disciplines of Social Science and Digital Humanities.

FZI House of Participation

I am a member of the House of Participation (HoP), an FZI competence center fostering digital participation and democracy. At HoP, we focus on creating impactful digital interactions that enable all individuals to participate in decision-making across various spheres including the workplace, social life, cultural sector and political matters. If you are a student looking for an assistant position (Hiwi), a seminar, bachelor or master thesis opportunity, we are always seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our team and contribute to shaping the digital democracy. Start listening to HoPcast – our podcast on democracy and participation in the digital age!



09/2022 – til now

Master of Science in Digital Humanities at Leipzig University

09/2021- til now

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Global Studies at Leipzig University and Vienna University

02/2021- til now

Research Assistant at FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany

02/2020- 11/2021

Project Assistant for “Generation Klima” at Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany


Research Assistant at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University, Netherlands


Bachelor of Science in Global Management of Social Issues at the Tilburg University, Netherlands and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.


Democratic by Design? On the Difficulties of Creating Open and Free Spaces in the Digital Sphere
Fegert, J.; Reitzer, P.
2022, September 8. 4th MANCEPT WORKSHOPS 2022 (2022), Manchester, United Kingdom, September 7–9, 2022
Ich sehe was, was du auch siehst. Über die Möglichkeiten von Augmented und Virtual Reality für die digitale Beteiligung von Bürger:innen in der Bau- und Stadtplanung
Fegert, J.; Pfeiffer, J.; Reitzer, P.; Götz, T.; Hariharan, A.; Pfeiffer-Leßmann, N.; Renner, P.; Pfeiffer, T.; Weinhardt, C.
2021. HMD, 58, 1180–1195. doi:10.1365/s40702-021-00772-6