Brandon Sullivan is a Ph.D. in Political Science student at Boston University. He is interested in studying, broadly, the political economy of governance and security issues that pertain to emerging technology. Brandon is currently developing his research agenda in appreciating the ways that the regulatory state uses legal code, and other devices of liminal governance, to balance government and public interests, as well as regulatory costs to the private sector. Before starting his Ph.D., Brandon served as Strategic Project Fellow with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and was a Civic Action Project (CAP) Fellow. Through his capacity as a co-lead of a Caribbean-focused Wikimedia affiliate, he has served as a technical stakeholder on majority-world issues during the pre-negotiation phases of the UN Global Digital Compact (GDC), helping advise and inform UN member-states and stakeholders.