Speaker BIO

Dr. Katja Muñoz is a research fellow in DGAP Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology and conducts research on the interaction between social media and politics. Her emphasis is on social media influencers and their mobilization potential, disinformation, and platform regulation, and AI.

Previously, Muñoz worked as a scientific consultant at the interface between tech and politics, sharing insights into current events and contextualizing them to make digital policy more accessible. In that work, she focused on the risks and potential of new technologies, early warning systems and predictive intelligence, and democracy and digital politics.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in international relations at the American University of Rome, Muñoz earned her master’s in peace and security studies at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy. She completed her doctorate in politic science at the University of Hamburg.