Théophile Lenoir is Associate Researcher at Institut Montaigne. From 2017 to 2021 he developed the Institute's research programme on digital issues. His work focuses on communication technologies and the transformations of the public sphere. He is the co-author of Institut Montaigne’s note Information Manipulations Around Covid-19: France Under Attack (July 2020). He also worked with the Visiting Fellow Alexandra Pavliuc, doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the note State-backed Information Manipulation: The French Node (February 2021), and coordinated the production of various reports, including Media Polarization "à la française"? Comparing the French and American ecosystems (June 2019).
Théophile is doing a PhD at the University of Leeds, on the controversies around digital environmental impact measurements, to better understand what the notion of objectivity in public policy entails. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he completed the Global Media and Communications double degree programme.
Before joining Institut Montaigne, Théophile worked in start-ups at the intersection of media and technology (an analysis tool and a content platform), in London and Los Angeles.