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Griffin, Rachel

PhD Candidate, Researcher

Rachel Griffin is a PhD candidate and lecturer in law at Sciences Po Law School, where she is researching European social media regulation and its implications for structural social inequalities under the supervision of Profs. Severine Dusollier and Beatriz Botero Arcila.

Her research draws on a range of interdisciplinary literature to understand how structural inequalities manifest in the context of social media, and is informed by perspectives from law and political economy, critical race theory, and queer and feminist legal theory. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Digital, Governance & Sovereignty Chair within Sciences Po’s School of Public Affairs, and co-authored (with Prof. Botero Arcila) a report on current issues in social media regulation for the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee. Her recent publications are available here.

Rachel teaches a regular seminar course on social media law at Sciences Po Reims and has also taught a course on platform governance in the EU at Sciences Po Paris, as well as guest lecturing (with Naomi Appelman) at the IViR Summer School on Platform Regulation at the University of Amsterdam.

Rachel has a first-class BA in law from the University of Oxford and an MA in public policy from Sciences Po and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she completed her master’s thesis on the German Network Enforcement Act.


  • Platform regulation
  • Intermediary liability
  • Digital justice

Contact: rachel.griffin@sciencespo.fr