Isadora Hellegren, M.A.

Unit for Policy Support · Sida, Sweden — Senior Policy Specialist

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media and Information Literacy
  • Media Policy and Regulation
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Political Communication


Isadora Hellegren is Senior Policy Specialist at the Unit for Policy Support at Sida, working at the intersection of gender equality and human rights online. Isadora is passionate about issues related to internet development and social change. Her projects have primarily focused on the internet governance in relation to human rights online, digital technologies, social movements, and internet culture. She has published academic articles in Oxford University Press Research Encyclopedia of Communication, and Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society on related topics. Her key interests lie in technology development and social change, gender equality and women's and girl's rights, the right to privacy and freedom of expression, discursive strategies, and ethnographic approaches. She is specialized in qualitative research methods.