Paula Kift

GPPi Circle of Friends

Paula Kift was a research assistant with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin from 2013 to 2014. She worked for the institute’s Global Internet Politics Program, with a special focus on privacy, surveillance and cyber security.

Paula earned a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Princeton University in 2012, where she studied French literature and political science as a major and Near Eastern studies and European cultural studies as minors. During her undergraduate studies, she completed exchange semesters at the universities of Barcelona and Paris.

In 2014 Paula received a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. During her studies, she also worked as a research assistant at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, contributing to the project called Global Constitutionalism and the Internet.

Paula is currently a LeBoff Doctoral Fellow in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University (NYU). Her research focuses on transatlantic privacy governance and data politics.