Victoria Campbell-Gillies graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2021) with a Master's degree in Political Science specialising in democracy and government. Her research areas of interest include social media, the public sphere, Habermas’s theory of communicative action and democratic deliberation. She has a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She earned a decade of experience as a writer and journalist in Johannesburg, before moving to Spain where she spent two years learning Spanish and furthering her political studies. She now works as a political analyst and lecturer living in Cape Town, South Africa.