Research Analyst, Technology and Democracy
Isabel Linzer is a Research Analyst for Technology and Democracy, and leads Election Watch for the Digital Age, which tracks the interplay of elections, internet platforms, and human rights around the world. She has regional expertise in sub-Saharan Africa and coordinated research on the region for the organization’s flagship report on political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World, and its annual study of internet freedom, Freedom on the Net. Isabel is also a researcher for Freedom House’s upcoming project on transnational repression. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, African Arguments, and Just Security. Before joining Freedom House, Isabel worked at the National Democratic Institute, supporting the organization’s international election observation mission to Liberia’s 2017 presidential election. Isabel holds a B.A. in government and French from Wesleyan University.
- How the coronavirus could trigger a backslide on freedom around the world | The Washington Post - March 16, 2020
- West Africa's Democratic Progress is Slipping Away, Even as Region's significance Grows | Just Security - March 9, 2020
- An explainer for when the internet goes down: What, who and why? | African Arguments – July 24, 2019
- Benin’s unrest reflects a broader worrying trend in West Africa | African Arguments – May 8, 2019