Dr. B. (Ben) Wagner


Dr. Ben Wagner is an Assistant Professor at TU-Delft, where his research focuses on technology policy, human rights and accountable systems.
He is Associate Faculty at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna and a visiting researcher at the Human Centred Computing Group, University of Oxford. He previously worked at WU Vienna, TU-Berlin, the University of Pennsylvania and European University Viadrina.


PhD in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence.

M.Sc (with distinction) in Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden.

M.A. in Political Science, Law and Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität  Munich.

  • SEN1141 Managing Multi-actor Decision Making
  • EPA2934 Preparation Master Thesis
  • TBM020B Managing Start-ups
  • MOT1452 Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
  • Wagner, Ben, and Lubos Kuklis. 2021. ‘Disinformation, Data Verification and Social Media:  Verifying Data through Auditing Intermediaries’. in Dealing with Digital Dominance. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Wagner, Ben. 2020. “Digital Election Observation: Regulatory Challenges around Legal Online Content.” The Political Quarterly.
  • Wagner, Ben, Krisztina Rozgonyi, Marie-Therese Sekwenz, Jatinder Singh, and Jennifer Cobbe. 2020. ‘Regulating Transparency? Facebook, Twitter and the German Network Enforcement Act’. Barcelona, Spain: ACM Conference on Fairness Accountability and Transparency (FAT* 2020).
  • Wagner, Ben. 2019. “Liable, but Not in Control? Ensuring Meaningful Human Agency in Automated Decision-Making Systems.” Policy & Internet 11(1).
  • Wagner, Ben. 2018. “Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age| Understanding Internet Shutdowns: A Case Study from Pakistan.” International Journal of Communication 12(1):22.
  • Wagner, Ben. 2014. “The Politics of Internet Filtering: The United Kingdom and Germany in a Comparative Perspective.” Politics 34(1):58–71.
  • Wagner, Ben. 2012. “Push-Button-Autocracy in Tunisia: Analysing the role of Internet Infrastructure, Institutions and International Markets in Creating a Tunisian Censorship Regime.” Telecommunications Policy 36(6).
  • Wagner, Ben et al. (ed.) 2019. Research Handbook on Human Rights & Digital Technology: Global Politics, Law & International Relations, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Wagner, Ben. 2016. Global Free Expression? Governing the Boundaries of Internet Content Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

Ben Wagner

Assistant Professor

Multi-Actor Systems

Organisation & Governance