Dr. Wessel Reijers

Research Associate

Member - Research Associate
Postdoctoral Researcher B06
Office Address:
Zukunftsmeile 2
33102 Paderborn

About Wessel Reijers

Wessel Reijers is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Media Studies, Paderborn University. Additionally, he holds visiting scholarships at the Technion and at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute. He received a PhD in technology ethics from Dublin City University. Previously, he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, and a Research Associate in the ERC project “BlockchainGov”, led by Dr. Primavera de Filippi.

Wessel’s current research explores the impacts of emerging technologies on citizenship, most notably coming from social credit systems. Additionally, he explores the nature of distributed governance, investigating its potential as well as its pitfalls.

Wessel is the author of Narrative and Technology Ethics and co-editor of the edited volume Interpreting Technology.

Apart from his research, Wessel likes to write fiction, make music, and make some paintings once in a while.


Latest Publications

Technology and Civic Virtue

W. Reijers, Philosophy & Technology 36 (2023).

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