Dr. Sarah Fischer

Project Manager



Sarah Fischer works as a Project Manager for the project “reframe[Tech]” in the program “Digitalization and the Common Good” at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, in which she is primarily responsible for scientific studies. She contributed to the Automating Society Report 2019 and 2020 and to a study on the General Data Protection Regulation and algorithmic systems. She is also co-author of a discourse analysis on algorithms and AI, a working paper on “Sources of Error and Responsibilities in Algorithmic Decision Making Processes” and the study “What Germany Knows and Thinks about Algorithms”.

Sarah has previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the graduate program “Trust and Communication in a Digitalized World” at the University of Muenster on the topic of trust in search engines. In the same research training group, she earned her doctorate with a thesis on trust in health services on the Internet. She studied communication science at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Photocredit: Kai Uwe Oesterhelweg