Marjolein Lanzing is a post-doc at the Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. Previously, she studied Philosophy (ReMA, cum laude) and Conflict Resolution and Governance (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam. She finished her PhD-research ‘The Transparent Self’: A Normative Investigation of Changing Selves and Relationships in the Age of the Quantified Self at the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology at the University of Technology Eindhoven (2019).

Marjolein studies the ethical concerns related to new technologies, in particular concerns regarding privacy, autonomy, vulnerability and commodification, and what they mean for the way we understand ourselves and our social relationships.

Her post-doc is part of the ERC-funded project “Digital Good” (PI: Tamar Sharon) and carried out within the interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHub). Within this project she researches the “Googlization of Health”. Private, commercial tech enterprises have become incredibly interested in our health. Public-private partnerships to advance (public) health are becoming increasingly common. Yet, what does this development mean for the common good and solidarity and how should we evaluate this?

Marjolein is board member of Bits of Freedom, an NGO that protects online freedom and (digital) civil rights and co-organiser of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research. Previously, she was the editorial assistant of Philosophical Explorations, a peer reviewed philosophy journal, specializing in the philosophy of mind and action.

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