Shenja Van Der Graaf



Ms van der Graaf heads the ‘Code, Commodification & the City’ (aka Digital Cities) cluster at iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). She is a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), and honorary fellow at MIT Media Lab ID³ Hub (USA).

Her current work is concerned with social, economic, and policy issues arising from innovations associated with the ICTs. Specific lines of inquiry include the integration of new technologies into society; management of technological innovation in firms, cities and communities; ‘cultures of expertise’; cyber security, software/code market, institutional corruption.

Van der Graaf holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard) and the Research Center for Information Law (University of St. Gallen), an alumna of the Oxford Internet Institute, and worked as consultant for Hakuhodo Inc. in Tokyo.