Francesca Schmidt
Programme Director Federal Agency for Civic Education

Francesca Schmidt studied German language and literature, German linguistics and society, history and politics in South Asia in Heidelberg and Berlin, and concluded Marlene Haushofer's prose with a thesis on memory culture.

She is a former Senior Programme Officer at the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy and currently works as a Programme Director for intersectional memory- and transformationknowledge at the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Her book "Netzpolitik. Eine feministische Einführung" was published 2020 at the publishing house Barbara Budrich.

She is a founding member and board member of Netzforma* e.V. - Verein für feministische Netzpolitik. In the FFBIZ e.V. she is also active as a board member.

Francesca Schmidt deals with questions of digital violence, surveillance and control, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and their socio normative implications.

Areas of work

  • decolonisation of the internet
  • feminist net policy
  • technoheritage
  • decolonial memory