Mag. Stefanie Felsberger

AIES Associate Fellow

Stefanie Felsberger is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Gender Studies at Cambridge University. Before she worked as Senior Researcher and Bartlett Fellow at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the American University in Cairo. Her work focuses on questions of access and control of data, knowledge and technology, as well as the political economy of data, surveillance theory and the politics of gender; both globally and in the Middle East and North Africa. Felsberger previously worked as researcher at the AIES, where her research focused on the politics of democratization, EU policy in the Middle East, and discourses around political Islam. Felsberger studied Political Science and Arabic Studies at the University of Vienna.


Rizk, Nagla, Stefanie Felsberger, and Nancy Salem. 2019. "Narratives around Women, Work, and Technology." In Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills and Leadership. EQUALS Global Partnership and United Nations University.

Rizk, Nagla, Nancy Salem, and Stefanie Felsberger. 2018. "State of Open Data in the MENA Region." The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons, edited by Tim Davies, Stephen B. Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini, 503-516. Cape Town and Ottawa: African Minds and International Development Research Centre.

Blog posts

Stefanie Felsberger. 2015. nolege is power: Rancière's lesson in inequality. knowledgemaze, February 10, 2015.

Stefanie Felsberger. 2019. The Internet's Early History in Egypt: A Conversation with Baher Esmat, Part I. knowledgemaze, May 23, 2019.

Stefanie Felsberger. 2019. Early Internet Governance in Egypt: A Conversation with Baher Esmat, Part II. knowledgemaze, April 1, 2019.