Niklas Kossow is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In his research, he examines the work of grassroots anti-corruption movements and the use of digital technologies in this context. He previously worked as a consultant and analyst for Freedom House, Transparency International Cambodia, the World Wide Web Foundation, and the United Nations Development Programme. In these roles, he was an author of several publications and contributed to ongoing research on the use of open data for government transparency and accountability. Niklas holds a master’s degree from the Hertie School of Governance and a bachelor’s degree from University College London. He also studied abroad at universities in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Niklas is a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.