Sarah Lohmann’s scholarship focuses on digital propaganda and cybersecurity as it relates to election security, national security, energy, international law, and big data. An Affiliate Instructor in the Communication Leadership Program, she is teaching courses at the University of Washington on the ethical use of big data, and differentiating propaganda from storytelling on the platforms related to technical innovation. She is excited to be part of the small team creating curriculum for the new Certificate in Communication Leadership for Emerging Technologies.

Dr. Lohmann is the Senior Cyber Fellow with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She manages projects which aim to increase agreement between Germany and the United States on improving cybersecurity and creating cybernorms. Since 2010, Dr. Lohmann has served as a university instructor at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich, where she taught cybersecurity policy, international human rights, and political science. She achieved her doctorate in political science there in 2013, when she became a senior researcher working for the political science department.

Prior to her tenure at the Universität der Bundeswehr, Dr. Lohmann was a press spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State for human rights as well as for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (MEPI). Before her government service, she was a journalist. She has been published in multiple books, including a handbook on digital transformation, Redesigning Organizations: Concepts for the Connected Society (Springer, 2019), and has written over a thousand articles in international press outlets. She received her Master’s in International Service at American University (Washington, DC) and her Bachelor’s in Communications and German at Wheaton College (IL).