Louise Marie Hurel

Digital Security Programme Lead at Igarapé Institute


Louise Marie Hurel is the Digital Security Programme Lead at Igarapé Institute, a think-and-do-tank focused on multidimensional security based in Brazil. Louise Marie is a member of the Advisory Board at the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations ’(PCIO). She is also a PhD researcher in Data, Networks and Society and holds an MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on social imaginaries, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. Her previous experience includes consultancy for technical bodies a UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research on Internet governance, privacy, and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV). She has also published in main media vehicles such as CFR, Americas Quarterly, Open Democracy and others as well as journals such as the Journal of Cyber Policy and book chapters in the Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity and Rowman & Littlefield’s “Governing Cyberspace: Behaviour, Power and Diplomacy”.

Louise Marie is interested in areas such as cybersecurity and Internet governance, platform and infrastructure studies, cyber norms, non-state actors, computer-mediated communication, critical security studies, risk and STS.