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Friedel Marquardt

Friedel Marquardt

Research Assistant


Friedel is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance for the global research project Participedia’s Participatory Governance Cluster. She is also a PhD student at the University of Canberra, in the School of Politics, Economics and Society in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law.


Friedel’s PhD thesis considers whether social media is a viable platform for marginalised groups to engage with dominant narratives. She is specifically looking into the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, which had a strong focus on First Nations deaths in custody, to try to understand whether and how this takes place.

PhD Supervisors

Mary Walsh (primary supervisor)

Selen Ercan (secondary supervisor)

Jean-Paul Gagnon (secondary supervisor)


Cluster Coordinator, Participedia, 2021-present

Co-Editor of Working Paper Series, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, 2021-present

Scholarships and Prizes

Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (2021-2023), University of Canberra

University Medal (2019), University of Canberra

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