At the moment, I pursue several research projects: I am very much interested in giving a political account
of the value of communications privacy. In contrast to individualist negative-right justifications of privacy, I think that the most sustainable defense of privacy as a value must refer to the contribution of unsurveilled communications to democratic self-determination. I have recently published an article about this topic
(open access) and am currently planning a larger project on this topic.
More generally, I am interested in analyzing different conceptions of social power. I would like to find out how the impoverished picture of social power that is implicitly presupposed by the mainstream political discourse in our societies does not allow us to effectively combat oppression and unjust domination.
I am also involved in a research project about hope
. As part of that project, I investigate the concept of collective hopes and the political significance of hope.