- Economist at the IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
- Former ILO official (2012 - 2018), former CEPII researcher (2008 - 2012), she is the author of the ILO's recent publication "Working Conditions on Digital Platforms in Ukraine" (2018)
- Full Professor in the Department of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School
- Studies workers' learning practices in crowdwork, focusing on microwork and online freelancing
- Co-authored the book “Technology-enhanced professional learning: Processes, practices and tools”(2014)
- Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.
- Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, London, where he co-convenes the Protocol Governance interest group
- Co-authored the book Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis, published by MIT Press (2014).
Florian A. Schmidt
- Professor of Conceptual Design and Media Theory at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Dresden
- Among his publications: Crowd Design: From Tools for Empowerment to Platform Capitalism (2017), Kritische Masse (2010).
- Has authored two important reports: Digital labour markets in the platform economy (2017) and Crowdproduktion von Trainingsdaten (2019)
- Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University
- Book "The Anxieties of Mobility: Development and Migration in the Indonesian Borderlands" (2009, University of Hawai’i Press) and documentary film, “B.A.T.A.M.”, which was awarded first prize at the film festival at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in 2005.
- Works on illicit economies of the Internet, especially click farming in Indonesia
- Sociologist and communication scientist at the University of Paris VIII
- Research on free software developers and the influence of the free software movement
- Exploring linkages with digital labor and diversity of definitions of digital labor
Adam Badger (@AdamBadger1)
- PhD Student at Royal Holloway, University of London (Geography and Management)
- Studies the lived experiences of work in the gig-economy
- Also exploring methodological approaches to the contemporary workplace
- Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
- Currently researching work in e-commerce warehouses
Alessandro Gandini (@afrontiercity)
- Researcher at Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan
- Previously sociologist at King's College London
- Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation
Ursula Huws (@COSTIS1202)
- Professor at the University of Hertforshire
- Authored pioneering books on the “cybertariat” and work in the global digital economy
- Coordinated the European COST action Virtual Work.
- Current empirical work on scale and dynamics of the gig economy in Europe
Kylie Jarrett (@kylzjarrett)
- Political economist at Maynooth University, Ireland
- Recent book on feminism, labour and digital media (“the digital housewife”)
- Currently researching work on platforms especially in Dublin area
- Assistant Professor for the Economics of Data and Digital Platforms at Telecom Paris.
- Research interests in the area of Empirical Industrial Organization, design and functioning of digital markets and platforms and their impact on the economy.
- Ongoing research on microwork and unemployment
- Associate Professor of Political Economy and Technology, University of Leicester School of Business
- 2018 book The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts (Routledge) looks at workplace wearable technologies
- 2018-19 ILO and EU commissioned research analyses the risks and benefits of technological change for workers, including the integration of artificial intelligence tools and applications, robotics and algorithmic governance
Yann Moulier-Boutang (@boutangyann)
- Professor of Economics at the University of Technology of Compiègne
- Major contribution to the notion of cognitive capitalism, in particular as related to artificial intelligence and human labour
- Interested in conflict, regulation, and the slavery-to-wage transition.
- Current work to detect emergence of questions and topics in Reddit
- Associate Professor in communication studies at the University of Poitiers
- Upcoming book on affective digital labor, or how emotions and affections generate economic value
Jen Schradie (@schradie)
- Sociologist at Sciences Po, Paris
- Has studied the links between digital activism, inequalities, and the digital divide.
- New Harvard University Press book, on digital labour and politics
- Sociologist of work at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve
- Studies digitalisation, between disruption and evolution.
Niels van Doorn
- Assistant Professor of New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam
- PI of the ERC-funded research project Platform Labor: Digital Transformations of Work & Livelihood
Paola Tubaro (@ptubaro)
- Economic sociologist, at the CNRS in Paris
- Current research on the collaborative economy of internet platforms – mapping values, norms and life trajectories
- New research: digital labor and ‘foodtech’ sector; collaborative online health communities
Gina Neff (@ginasue)
- Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute
- Introduced the influential notion of “venture labor”; new book on self-tracking.
- Ongoing project on workers’ collaborative sense-making and creativity
- Labour sociologist at Télécom Paris
- Research on Microwork, Digital Labour and the Gig-Economy
- Co-author of the report “Micro-work in France: Behind Automation, New Forms of Precarious Labour?”
Nikos Smyrnaios (@smykos)
- Associate Professor in Communication at the University of Toulouse
- New book on the political economy of tech giants (“the GAFAM”)
- Research on the transformation of journalism in the digital era