Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Nathalie Van Raemdonck


Personal Description

Nathalie Van Raemdonck is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), under the supervision of professor Jo Pierson and professor Trisha Meyer. She is part of the SMIT-IMEC research group where she does research for the Hannah Arendt Institute and she is affiliated with the VUB’s Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) at the Brussels School of Governance. Her doctoral research titled ‚ÄúPrevention of securitization of contentious content through architectural interventions on online platform” will focus on platform governance, the organic spread of misinformation and online radicalisation. Her research interests are on collective social behaviour and the influence of platform architectures on information flows, which finds itself in a broader interest in information warfare and cybersecurity.

Nathalie previously worked for the EU Institute for Security Studies, providing research support for European cyberdiplomacy endeavours, and the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, focusing on improving national capacity. Nathalie holds a MsC in Political Science from the VUB and an LLM in international security from the Free university of Amsterdam (VU).