Dr Mariëlle Wijermars

Hi! My name is Mariëlle. I’m currently a CORE Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, where I research internet freedom and the human rights’ implications of internet policy and platform governance, in particular in authoritarian states. During the academic year 2022/23, I am on leave from my permanent position as Assistant Professor in Cyber-Security and Politics at Maastricht University.

I regularly write analyses on Russian politics, internet policy and related topics, and provide commentary for Dutch and international media. I welcome media requests on, among other topics:

  • Russia: domestic politics, foreign policy, ‘internet sovereignty’, political communication (incl. disinformation), censorship, surveillance, media, journalism
  • Internet and platform governance, in particular in relation to political communication and human rights