Frédérick Douzet is a professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics at the University of Paris 8, and director of the IFG Lab and of the Geopolitics of the Datasphere (GEODE) project. She has been a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace since February 2017 and of the Defense Ethics Committee since January 2020. In 2017, she participated in the Strategic Review of Defense and National Security. From 2013 to 2018, she held the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN).
After studying political science at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies and Oxford Brookes University, she graduated from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and then joined their doctoral program in geopolitics where she completed her thesis under the supervision of Béatrice Giblin. She has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Herodotus since 1994.
Frédérick Douzet was named junior member of the Academic Institute of France (IUF) in 2006 and has received several awards for her research: the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) Cyber Book Prize for strategic thinking (2015); the France-Berkeley Fund Award for Outstanding Young Scholar (2014); the Alphonse Milne Edwards award of the Society of Geography (2008); the Ernest Lemonon prize of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (2008); the Best paper award of the Urban Affairs Association (2009). She has received support from the Fulbright program and the Georges Lurcy Foundation. In 2015, she was named Knight of the National Order of Merit.
Frédérick Douzet has contributed to numerous geopolitical works: Les conflits dans le monde (Armand Colin, 2011), Géographie des conflits (La Documentation Française, 2012), 50 fiches pour comprendre la géopolitique (Bréal, 2010), Dictionnaire des banlieues (Larousse, 2009) and has published, in co-direction with Béatrice Giblin, Des frontières indépassables? Des frontières d'Etat aux frontières urbaines (Armand Colin, "Recherche", 2013). She has been a member of the editorial board of the geography and geopolitics journal Herodotus since 1994.
Her current research focuses on the geopolitical challenges related to cyberspace and the media, a subject which has interested her since the 1990’s, and on which she directs a team of PhD and masters’ students in geopolitics. She is currently developing comparative research on issues related to the geographical concentration of immigrants in the United States and Europe. She is interested in disinformation as a weapon for geopolitical destabilization.
In 2014, she directed a double issue of the journal Herodotus devoted to the geopolitical challenges related to cyberspace. In January 2015, the book was awarded the Cyber Book Prize for strategic thinking at the International Cybersecurity Forum.