Lisa Oswald is a doctoral researcher at the Hertie School in Berlin. Her research focuses on deliberation in online environments and the question of how the digital sphere influences democracy. While the attention economy, algorithmic curation and social network dynamics of online platforms can be a threat to democracy, she is interested in how the internet’s potential can be used to ameliorate democratic discourse among a diverse citizenship to develop a livable, sustainable and just future. She graduated from the University of Oxford, UK, with a MSc degree in Social Data Science, and from the University of Kassel, Germany, with a BSc and MSc degree in Psychology. She is currently working as a teaching assistant for the Statistics II lecture on statistical modelling and causal inference. She is further interested in the public perception of climate change, political opinion formation, online communication dynamics and the emergence of collective behaviour.