Mariya Aleksynska

  • 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)

Alessandro Lomi

  • Professor at the University of Italian Switzerland (CH)
  • Life member of Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Works on the effects of polarization and conflict of the quality of Wikipedia articles
  • Works on attention allocation and problem solving in decentralized production systems

Vili Lehdonvirta

  • 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)

Johan Lindquist

  • 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

Anoush Margaryan (@anoush)

  • 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)

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

Antonio Casilli

  • Sociologist at Telecom ParisTech
  • Studies social conflict and digital rights
  • Has published two books providing an overview (in French) of the field of digital labour.

Alessandro Delfanti

  • Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
  • Currently researching work in e-commerce warehouses

Marie-Anne Dujarier

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

Mark Graham (@geoplace)

  • Economic geographer at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  • Studies the gig economy in the Global South
  • Writes about global networks of solidarity, competition and collaboration between workers

Karen Gregory (@claudiakincaid)

  • Sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, where she teaches and researches digital sociology.
  • Studies emotional labor and entrepreneurialism.
  • Research on forms of solidarity in the ‘sharing economy’

Ursula Huws (@COSTIS1202)

Kylie Jarrett (@kylzjarrett)


Ulrich Laitenberger

  • 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

Julian Posada (@JulianPosada0)

  • PhD Student at the University of Toronto
  • Junior fellow of Massey College
  • Research on Platformization, the Gig-Economy, Digital Labour, and Social Networks

Phoebe Moore

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

Camille Alloing (@CaddeReputation)

Jen Schradie (@schradie)

Patricia Vendramin

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)

Jamie Woodcock (@jamie_woodcock)

  • Sociologist, currently at the OII's Fairwork Foundation, Oxford
  • Ethnography research on practices of resistance
  • Published a book on work in call centers, and is currently researching workers’ activism at Deliveroo and Twitch

Sarah Abdelnour

  • Sociologist of work at Paris Dauphine University
  • PI of the CAPLA research project on platform capitalism.
  • Studies platforms as subcontracting devices, and their effects on employment.

Gina Neff (@ginasue)

Nikos Smyrnaios (@smykos)

Elinor Wahal

  • 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?”

Sébastien Broca

Mathieu O’Neil (@mathieuoneil)

  • Associate Professor, University of Canberra; Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University
  • Leader, Critical Conversations Lab, News & Media Research Centre
  • Researching peer production, online risk issue diffusion, computational social network analysis
  • Founder, Journal of Peer Production; co-founder, Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks

Doctoral Colloquia Participants

Luca Perrig (@LucaPerrig)

  • PhD candidate, University of Geneva
  • Studies platform management and its impact on gig workers
  • Focuses on food-deliveries, algorithmic imaginaries, customer ratings, social dialogue, and digital rights.

Gemma Newlands (@NewlandsGemma)

  • PhD Student at the University of Amsterdam
  • Doctoral Stipendiary Fellow at the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Studies labour recognition and human-machine communication in the digital economy
  • Currently researching work quality in the Scandinavian gig-economy

Saba Rebecca Brause

  • Researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute
  • Presentation: “Trade unions’ integration strategies of gig economy workers into the unions”

Ruth Livier-Nuñez

  • PhD Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Presentation: “Audiobooks from a Labor Perspective ”

Guillaume Compain

  • PhD candidate at Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL
  • Presentation: “Promoting alternatives to capitalism in the platform economy”

Mira Wallis

  • PhD Researcher at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Presentation: “Crowdwork Platforms in Germany and Romania”

Gabriel Alcaras

  • PhD Researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
  • Presentation: “Free Software and The Tech Industry: A New Tragedy of The Commons”

Gianmarco Paterlongo

  • PhD Student at the University of Bologna
  • Presentation: “Platform labour: the urban value extraction and the digital panopticon”

Tugce Bidav

  • PhD Candidate at Maynooth University
  • Presentation: “Creative Digital Labour Practices of Irish and Turkish YouTubers ”

Federico Puletty

  • Presentation: “The "Uberisation" of the Parisian banlieues Work and production of subjectivity in the on demand economy”

Justine Lévy

  • Presentation: “The "Uberisation" of the Parisian banlieues Work and production of subjectivity in the on demand economy”

Sana Ahmad

  • Doctoral Researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute
  • Presentation: “Guardians of the Internet – Analysing the Social Media Moderation Industry and Offshored Work Processes in India”

Marcelo Paladino Castro

  • Student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Research Fellowship with The Conversion to Cooperatives Project -- SSHRC
  • Research interest on platform cooperativism, cooperative development, network community building

Ellen Kaufman

  • PhD Candidate at Indiana University
  • Presentation: “Digital Intimacy and the Future of (Sex) Work”

Zachary La Rock

  • MA Student at the University of Chicago
  • Studies the anthropology of labour Current research : Amazon, Inc. subcontracting; risk and value(s); situation theory
  • Presentation: “Trapped in Motion? Situating Risk and Value in the Last Mile of Logistics Subcontracting”

Sarah Marquis

  • PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph
  • Presentation: “Social Impacts of Digital Precision Agriculture Technologies in a Canadian Context”

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