Researcher

Emeritus Fellow Monika Zalnieriute

My Expertise

Intersections between international law, Information Policy and Internet Governance, human rights in the digital age, international data privacy law, and EU data protection law, data-driven discrimination, automation of government decision-making, LGBTI rights and feminist theory. 

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr. Monika Zalnieriute is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on automated decision-making, Internet policy, data privacy and discrimination law, and human rights in the digital age. Her work also addresses intersections among feminist and decolonial theories and LGBTI rights.

Monika holds a PhD in Law from...view more

Dr. Monika Zalnieriute is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at UNSW Sydney. Monika’s research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on automated decision-making, Internet policy, data privacy and discrimination law, and human rights in the digital age. Her work also addresses intersections among feminist and decolonial theories and LGBTI rights.

Monika holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Previously, Monika led a research stream on ‘Technologies and Rule of Law’ at the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law Sydney, and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she worked on the digital rights and discrimination of marginalized groups online. Monika believes that research only matters if it has a strong and tangible impact well beyond academia; and is actively engaged both within academic, civil society and policy-making circles. She is a founding Director of a researched-based advocacy organization ‘ZEPHIRO: Progressive Platform for Human Rights’ in Vilnius, Lithuania, and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society and Central European University in Hungary. Monika’s work has influenced policy at the National Transport Commission in Australia, Council of Europe, ICANN, Privacy International, European Parliament and the WHO. Her work also appear in international media outlets, such as BBC and The Guardian.

Monika has published widely in leading outlets, such as the Modern Law Review, Harvard International Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Stanford Journal of International Law, and Harvard Business Law Review, among others. 


My Teaching

LAWS 8037 / JURD 7437 Surveillance, Security & Democracy

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Location

The Law Building (F8) Room 349
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)