Charlotte Spencer-Smith
Master of Advanced International Studies

Former Senior Scientist (without Doctorate)

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria University
1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria

Research interests

Social media, automation and algorithms, digital citizens' rights

Academic Education

Academic Education

2008 – 2010: Master Studies in Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Thesis: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Norm of Not Conducting Nuclear Test Explosions)

2005 – 2008: Bachelor Studies in Politics, Durham University, United Kingdom (Thesis: The Effectiveness of the IAEA in the Case of the Iranian Nuclear Programme)

Professional Career

Professional Career

04.2017 – 10.2017: International Content & Social Media Marketing (Juno Institut GmbH)

10.2015 – 04.2017: Content Manager (POOL4TOOL  AG)

05.2015 – 10.2015: Translator (self-employed)

09.2014 – 12.2014: Project Assistant (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)

12.2012 – 01.2013: Field Researcher, Norway (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland)

11.2011 – 07.2013: Consultant (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)

06.2011 – 08.2011: Research Intern (Jane's)

02.2011 – 11.2011: Research Volunteer (Terrorism Research Initiative)

02.2010 – 12.2010: Intern (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)

06.2011 – 08.2011: Research Assistant (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna)



Kornprobst, M., Spencer-Smith, C. (2011). Beyond the Prague Agenda: Reconsidering the Legitimacy of the Non-proliferation Regime. In Gartner H. (Ed.), Obama and the Bomb: The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons. Frankfurt am Main, New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Spencer-Smith, C. (2018). Can We Control Hate Speech on Social Media? TalkPolitics, 28. Jan 2018.

Spencer-Smith, C. (2018), Policy Briefing: Dealing with Hate Speech on Social Media. TalkPolitics, Feb. 2018.