Sophie Hoogenboom is a PhD Researcher who is based primarily in the Research Cluster on Digital Governance at UNU-CRIS in Bruges. She is also attached to the Research Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation at the Brussels School of Governance at the VUB. She will be working with the Chair on Digital Sovereignty, a joint venture between the Brussels School of Governance and the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS).
She holds Bachelors degrees in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and in European Studies, and an MA in European Studies (European Policy track) from the University of Amsterdam. Previously, Sophie worked as a Research Intern for the Digital Governance Cluster at UNU-CRIS.
Her PhD research focus is on the importance of sovereignty in the digital space, specifically examining the roles that state and non-state actors (attempt) to play in the digital realm. She will be exploring the relevance of a Symbolic Interactionist Role Theory perspective in this research area.