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Trust & Technology Initiative


Dr Tanya Filer leads the Digital State Project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Her work focuses on GovTech (government technology) innovation ecosystems, and on digital government more broadly. Amid rapid technological change and deepening inequality, she seeks to understand how governments can better engage digital and emerging technologies, including for improved service provision and more meaningful forms of citizen participation. 

Tanya has published numerous articles and chapters including in Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, and the edited volume Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them (OUP, 2019). She also runs Tech States, the Institute's interview series featuring leading international voices on government and technology.

Before joining the Bennett Institute, Tanya was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, and a member of the interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust Conspiracy and Democracy Project.

Citizen participation
Digital technologies
Teaching Associate, Centre for Latin American Studies
Policy & Research Leader: Digital State