Wessel Reijers is a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, in Florence. He currently works on the BlockchainGov ERC (European Research Council) project, which is led by Primavera de Filippi. He has received a PhD in technology ethics from Dublin City University and holds visiting scholar positions at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the University of Hamburg. Previously, he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, and held a visiting scholar position at the University of Vienna.
Wessel’s current research explores the impacts of emerging technologies on citizenship, most notably coming from social credit systems. Additionally, he explores the nature of distributed governance, investigating its potential as well as its pitfalls.
Apart from his research, Wessel likes to write fiction, make music, and make some paintings once in a while.