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Leonie Maria Tanczer


University College London

United Kingdom


Consumer Technology Cybersecurity Education Free Speech Government Information Technology International Policy National Security Policy Privacy Research

Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer is a Lecturer in International Security and Emerging Technologies at University College London and has a research interest on the intersection of technology, security, and gender.

Prior to her lectureship appointment, she was Postdoctoral Research Associate for the EPSRC-funded PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, where she was part of the “Standards, Governance and Policy” research stream.

At UCL, Tanczer is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, working on issues such as the regulation and standardisation of IoT devices. She is also Principal Investigator for a research project which examines the implications of the IoT on victims of gender-based domestic violence and abuse. At QUB, her interdisciplinary PhD project included supervision from both social sciences and engineering (ECIT) and focused on the (in)securitisation of hacking and hacktivism.

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Keywords: hacking, hacktivism, digital activism, gender, sexism, equality, CryptoParty, surveillance, censorship, Internet of Things, IoT