Blayne Haggart is an associate professor of political science at Brock University in St. Catharines and a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo. His research focuses on the international political economy of knowledge, including intellectual property, and internet and data governance. He has written extensively for popular and academic audiences on these topics, and has been published in, among others, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Digital Media & Policy, and Telecommunications Policy, as well as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and The Conversation, among others.
Blayne is the co-author (with Natasha Tusikov) of The New Knowledge: Information, Data and the Remaking of Global Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023), and Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform (University of Toronto Press, 2014). He is also the co-editor of Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? (with Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte, 2021), and Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century (with Kathryn Henne and Natasha Tuiskov, 2019). Prior to completing his PhD at Carleton University in Ottawa, he worked as a reporter and editor, and as an economist with the non-partisan Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament.