Julia Pohle

Dr. Julia Pohle
Julia Pohle worked at SMIT as a PhD fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) from October 2010 to April 2015. In her doctoral research she analysed competing policy discourses on the Information Society, with a particular focus on UNESCO.

Julia studied Cultural Studies, Computer Science and Philosophy in Bremen, Bologna and Berlin. After graduating in 2007, she obtained a fellowship of the German government fostering careers in international organizations and worked for UNESCO where she remained consultant until 2010.

Since 2013, Julia serves as the secretary and member of the Steering Committee of GigaNet (Global Internet Governance Academic Network) and the Communication Coordinator of the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

In 2014/2015 Julia was a fellow of the Global Governance Futures Program (GGF).


Project Publication
Multistakeholderism Unmasked: How the NetMundial Initiative shifts battlegrounds in Internet Governance (2015)

UNESCO and INFOethics. Seeking global ethical values in the Information Society (2015)

Between interests and ideas: UNESCO’s search for international consensus on universal access to cyberspace (2014)

‘Mapping the WSIS+10 review process’, Research report on the 10-year review process of the World Summit on the Information Society. IAMCR Rapid Response Grant for Communication Policy (2014)

Mapping the 10-year review process of the World Summit on the Information Society. (2014)

UNESCO and INFOethics: Seeking for global values in the Information Society (2014)

NETmundial: only a landmark event if 'Digital Cold War' rhetoric abandoned (2014)

Info - Special Issue: New directions in internet governance research (2013)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN): Origins, Stakes and Tensions (2013)

Opening the black box of policy change: Analysing policy discourse ‘in the making’ (2013)

Opening the black box of communication policy-making: Analysing policy change through the lenses of networks and discourse (2013)

From a Global Informatics Order to Informatics for Development: The rise and fall of the Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics (2013)

‘Going Digital’: A historical perspective on early international cooperation in informatics (2012)

From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics. Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides (2012)

Arguments and discourse: Analysing policy discourses on the Information Society (2011)

Discourses in International Information Society Policy before the World Summit on the Information Society (2010)

UNESCO & IBI: Analysing early discourses on Informatics (2010)

"Going digital". Evolution of a discourse on digital technology in international communication politics. (2010)