Naomi is an interdisciplinary PhD researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) broadly interested in how technology can obfuscate, reflect, or exacerbate social inequalities. Her research focuses on the contestability of algorithmic systems such as social media's content moderation systems as well as, broadly, the relation between online resistance and EU platform regulation.
Her research combines online speech and platform regulation with (agonistic) political philosophy. More concretely, her research asks how European law can facilitate contestation of the content moderation systems governing online speech. The aim of facilitating this contestation is to minimise undue exclusion, often of already marginalised groups, from online spaces and democratise the power over how online speech is governed.
Her PhD is part of the Digital Transformation of Decision-making project and the Digital Legal Studies sectorplan and is supervised by prof. Natali Helberger and Prof. Joris van Hoboken.
Connected to her PhD research she was a visiting researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Berlin, and she has co-authored several reports and papers on the topic of online speech regulation and automated decision-making. Finally, Naomi has previously done volunteer work at the Dutch digital rights NGO Bits of Freedom and is one of the founders of the Racism and Technology Center.