Adam Badger is a researcher for the Fairwork Project. His research focuses on the lived experience of work for those in the gig- or platform-economy, and manifestations of algorithmic management in everyday working life.
Adam holds a BA and MA (Research) in Geography and Cultural Geography respectively and is also a current PhD student at Royal Holloway University of London [Geography & Management], where he is completing his thesis titled ‘Space, Freedom and Control in the Digital Workplace’. His research utilises ethnographic enquiry into the workplace and trade-union movement. He explores the role of technology and other components of contemporary gig-work, in addition to the ways in which workers are beginning to resist through, and beyond their work practice. He is an active member of the ENDL group (European Network on Digital Labour) in addition to various other groups and committees, such as the World of Work, a PhD and early career network for those with interdisciplinary approaches to the study of work and working life.
14 May 2020
Authors: Dr Funda Ustek-Spilda, Mark Graham, Fabian Ferrari, Adam Badger, Srujana Katta, Kelle Howson, Dr Alessio Bertolini
Fairwork focuses on the major companies that use digital platforms to distribute piecemeal work to workers, in several countries. One of the questions we have been asked is whether platforms who are located outside our focus countries, or ...
14 May 2020 Open Democracy
Although there is little evidence of ‘disaster capitalism’, ‘compassionate capitalism’ has been in rather short supply.
23 April 2020 New Internationalist
Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers, not a necessary payoff for flexibility and independence, say Fairwork researchers.
26 March 2020 red pepper
How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation.
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