Philipp M. Lutscher

Philipp M. Lutscher

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Oslo


I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Emergence, Life, and Demise of Autocratic Regimes (ELDAR) project at the University of Oslo and a non-resident fellow at the Digital Democracy Lab as part of the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich.

My general research interests include comparative politics, conflict studies, and quantitative methods.

Most of my current research deals with the question of how modern day authoritarian governments control information and how citizens respond to such efforts. I am especially interested in cyber operations (see my dissertation), online censoring, propaganda, indoctrination, and repressive Internet laws. Beyond this focus, I work on questions related to contentious and digital politics more generally.

My research has been published in Political Science Research and Methods, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Global Security Studies, among others.

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  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Authoritarian Regimes
  • Contentious Politics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • PhD in Political Science, 2020

    University of Konstanz, Germany

  • MSc in Conflict Resolution, 2016

    University of Essex, United Kingdom

  • MA in Politics and Public Administration, 2016

    University of Konstanz, Germany

  • BA in Politics and Public Administration, 2014

    University of Konstanz, Germany


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(2021). Lost in Transmission: Investigating Filtering of COVID-19 Websites. Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC).

Cite Project Paper (pre-print) Presentation

(2020). At Home and Abroad: The Use of Denial-of-service Attacks during Elections in Nondemocratic Regimes. Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Cite Project Project Paper (open access) Replication


  • philipp.lutscher[at]
  • University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1097 Blindern, Oslo, 0317