Digital labour platforms and migration: making of commoditised workers
Dr Jonas Valente and Dr Funda Ustek-Spilda (Oxford Internet Institute)
Public Seminar Series
Tuesday, 07 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm
Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
RSC Public Seminar Series Hilary Term 2023
'Forced Migration and Digital Technologies: (Dis)continuities in Actors and Power Relations'
Series convenors: Dr Derya Ozkul and Dr Marie Godin
This year the RSC Public Seminar Series will take place through (usually) fortnightly seminars on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1-2pm, but please check the details for each seminar.
About the speakers
Dr Jonas CL Valente is a postdoctoral researcher in the Oxford Internet Institute, responsible for co-lead the Cloudwork Project, inside Fairwork Foundation. He was awarded a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Brasília (UnB) (2019), one of the best post-graduate programs in this area in Brazil. He defended his thesis on digital platforms, receiving an honourable mention in the UnB Thesis Awards and being nominated for the Capes Thesis Award. Over the course of the doctorate, Jonas worked as visiting researcher at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), affiliated with the University of Lisbon, studying digital platforms.
Dr Funda Ustek-Spilda a postdoctoral researcher and project manager on the Fairwork project at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her background is in sociology, with thematic focuses in labour, migration and gender. Her research examined the reasons and implications of being counted and not being counted in data, from the perspectives of ethics, responsibility and fairness. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (St. Cross College) in Sociology (2015) as a Professor Anthony Heath & St. Cross College Scholarship holder and MSc in Comparative Social Policy (2010) (St. Edmund Hall) as an Ahmet Ertegun – Bogazici University scholar.