Shazeda Ahmed

Shazeda Ahmed

Visiting Academic Fellow

May to mid August 2017

Shazeda Ahmed​ is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a researcher for the Citizen Lab, Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, the U.S. Naval War College, China Digital Times, and for the Ranking Digital Rights corporate transparency review by New America. Her research focuses on China’s social credit system, information technology policy, and role in setting norms of global Internet governance.


The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.