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.