International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Aline Shakti Franzke

Aline Franzke is a research associate at the IZEW. She studied applied ethics in Utrecht and philosophy in Vienna. Her doctoral thesis was obtained at the faculty of political science in Duisburg- Essen on the subject of dialogical ethics guidelines to govern big data.

She is affiliated with the Utrecht Datafied Society , STEEM (Study of Technology, Emerging and Ethical Methods, Aarhus University) and the Centre for AI and Data Governance in Singapore Business University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Dialogical ethics Guidelines for Big Data
  • Interactive robotics
  • Ethics by design, Virtue Ethics, Embedded Ethics
  • Data Governance
  • Internet Research Ethics



Research Associate at IZEW


PhD at Faculty of Political Science at University Duisburg- Essen

Title: “ Dialogical Ethics Guidelines for the Governance of Big Data”


Research Associate at School of Governance at University Duisburg- Essen


Graduate Colegue: NRW digital Society


Research Assistant at Utrecht Dataschool,  Utrecht University


Master Applied Ethics at Utrecht University

Masterthesis: “ What will be the role of the ethicist in advising governemnts?”


Bachelor Philosophy at University of Vienna

Bachelorthesis:” Ethical Implications of the social robot Paro in the care of Elderly with Dementia”.


Peer- Reviewed Articles

  • An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of AI Ethics Guidelines,” Journal for Information, Communication, Ethics and Society, 2022, advanced access:
  • “Cambridge Moralica: Towards an Ethical Framework for Social Media Analytics” (with A. Jung, S. Clausen, and J. Marx), Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 2022, forthcoming.
  • “Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA): A Dialogical Framework for Ethical Inquiry of AI and Data Projects in the Netherlands” (with I. Muis and M. Schäfer), Ethics and Information Technology, 23, 551–567, 2021.
  • “Feminist Research Ethics,” In Franzke et al., Internet Research: Ethical Guidelines 3.0, Association of Internet Research, 2020.



  • DEDA Handbook: Assessing Ethical Issues with regard to Governmental Data Projects (with M. Schäfer), Utrecht Data School, 2020.
  • Dringende Data Verhalen: Bewustwording van Knelpunten in Data Projecten (with C. de Kloe), Utrecht Municipality, 2017.

Academic Blog Essays

Popular Articles

  • „Ethik und Digitalisierung: Ein Überblick“, Politikum, 4, 56-63. 2018.


Conference Contributions
  • Dilemmas as moments of ethical deliberation for institutions – Presentation – Online Panel at CO-CREATING EXPERIENCES: Collaborative approaches in edutainment design – University Leiden, 18. March, 2021
  • Theoretical and Practical Research Ethics, Three Cases – Moderation – Ethics Panel at the Life Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers – Online, Dublin 29. October, 2020
  • AI Ethics Guidelines, a qualitative literature review – Presentation – Legal& Ethical Perspectives on (big) data, Plattforms, AI & Society – Ethics Panel at the Life Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers – Online, Dublin 29. October, 2020
  • Agency as an ethical concept for Algorithms– Presentation – Life Pre- Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers – Online, Dublin October,2020
  • Ethische Entscheidungsprozesse im Kontext von Datafizierung – Workshop – Universität Speyer 13. June, 2020
  • Künstliche Intelligenz und digitale Verwaltung – N3GZ Nachwuchstagung – Universität Speyer
    07. February, 2020
  • Situated Knowledge as a Concept for Data Ethics – Lecture Series "Doing Data Ethnography" at Locating Media Graduate School – University Siegen
    26. November, 2019
  • Making Data Ethics Actionable – Data Justice Conference – Cardiff University
  • 21–22. May, 2018
  • Ethik und Verantwortung in der digitalen Gesellschaft. Datenpraktiken in der Verwaltung und Journalismus – Selbstbestimmung in der digitalen Welt. 67 annual Meeting of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft – Mannheim University
  • 9–11. May, 2018 
  • Digital and Analogue Tools For Enabling Constructive But Slow Reflection Processes; The Contextual Nature of Such an Approach and the Lessons and Limits We Have Learned – Ethics Panel at the Network Publics Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers – Tartu University, Estonia
    19–21. October, 2017
  • Promises and Problems. An Ethnographic Encounter of Emerging Data Practices in Public Management – Panel: Living and Working With Big Data (with Mirko T. Schäfer) at the INTERNET RULES! conference of the Association of Internet Researchers – Humboldt University, Berlin
    5–8. October, 2016

Invited Talks

Public Engagement