People

Officers

Winifred R. Poster
Founder and Director

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
What I do and where I do it:  Teaching in the Master’s Program for International Affairs at Washington University, St. Louis
What I study:  My interests are in digital globalization, racialization and gendering of labor, management of identities, and technologies of activism.  Focusing on the outsourcing of labor from the US to India, I explore dynamics of automation, artificial intelligence, virtual assistants, platforms, and crowdsourcing.  I also have projects on surveillance, technologies of national borders, and cybersecurity.      
Regional specializations:  US, South Asia

Yovanna Pineda
Treasurer; Communications Working Group

My pronouns:  She/They/Their
What I do and where I do it:Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL
What I study
:
  economic history, economic systems and history of repair and maintenance
Regional specializations:  Argentina, South America

Stephanie B. Jordan
Secretary; Social Justice Working Group

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
What I do and where I do it:  Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Information, and Core Faculty, Center for Gender in a Global Context, Michigan State University
What I study: feminist technoscience; climate and ocean sciences; infrastructure; labor; Human Computer Interaction
Regional specialization:  US

Board Members

Ifeoma Ajunwa

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
What I do and where I do it:  Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law

Sareeta Amrute
Social Justice Working Group

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
What I do and where I do it:  Principal Researcher, Data & Society; Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
What I study:  global tech labor, cryptography, political economy, dissent
Regional specialization:  South Asia

A. Aneesh

My pronouns:  He/Him/His
What I do and where I do it:  Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Global Studies Program and the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
What I study:  globalization, labor, science, knowledge and technology, social theory, migration, citizenship, media and communication
Regional specializations:  South Asia; North America

Miriyam Aouragh
Social Justice Working Group Coordinator

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers 
What I do and where I do it:  Grew up in Amsterdam as a second generation Moroccan, with a background in cultural anthropology/non-Western sociology; Live in Oxford where affiliated with Oriental Institute; Teach in London at CAMRI, Communication And Media Research Institute, of University of Westminster, Watford
Where to find me online:  https://camri.ac.uk/blog/staff/dr-miriyam-aouragh/
What I study:  digital imperialism, cyber warfare, digital activism, Arab uprisings, techno-infrastructures
Regional specializations: NAWA, North Africa and West Asia, in particular Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria

Julie Chen
Book Award Working Group Coordinator

My pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
What I do and where I do it:  Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology at the University of Toronto (Mississauga); graduate appointment at the Faculty of Information (St. George)
What I study:  digital labor; platforms; transnationalism
Regional specialization:  China

Rafael Grohmann
Communications, Social Justice, and Events Working Groups

My pronouns:  He/Him/His
What I do and where I do it:  Assistant Professor in Communication at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos University), Brazil; Coordinator of DigiLabour Research Lab Principal Investigator for the Fairwork project in Brazil; Member of Scholars Council, Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), UCLA
What I study:  platform labor, platform cooperativism, work & AI, critical data studies
Regional specialization:  South America

Snigdha Kumar
Membership Coordinator

What I do and where I do it:  PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota; USA From India
What I study:  My research explores the transformation of India's financial industry in the age of the digital platform and how it both shapes and is shaped by Big Data’s soaring economic and political value. I am interested tracing the material and ideological conditions of this phenomenon, as well as its effects on changing business models, nature of work, and labor relations.
Regional specialization: India

Geeta Patel
Vision Working Group

What I do and where I do it:  University of Virginia
What I study:  gender, nation, sexuality, finance, science, media, capital, and aesthetics
Regional specialization:  South Asia

Coordinators of Working Groups

Book Award:  Julie Yujie Chen
Communications: Karina Rider
Graduate Student Paper Award:  Shiv Issar
Membership:  Snigdha Kumar
Newsletter:  Ope Akanbi
Peer Support:  Asli Telli Aydemir and Debora Leal
Social Media:  Shiv Issar
Social Justice:  Miriyam Aouragh
Speaker Series Administration:  Katie Pine
Website Development:  Leah Horgan and Fabricio Barili
Vision:  Aneesh Aneesh and Geeta Patel