Fabian holds a BA in Social Sciences from the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, and an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. His doctoral research at the OII is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the University of Oxford (Scatcherd European Scholarship).

Research Interests

Digital labour; gig economy; platforms; machine learning; infrastructures; power; qualitative methods

Supervisor at OII

Mark Graham



  • Ghosts in the machines: the invisible human labour behind AI

    5 June 2019 The New Statesman

    The greatest risk may not be that computers will one day think like humans, but that humans will forget about the workers sustaining our digital economy.

  • Plattformökonomie braucht Mindeststandards

    15 April 2019 Tagesspiegel

    Die globale Plattformökonomie zeige die begrenzte Macht nationaler Regulierung auf, erklärt Mark Graham, Professor am Oxford Internet Institute. Ohne Mindeststandards werden Plattformarbeiter weiterhin ausgebeutet.

  • The Digital Age: A Progressive Future of Work

    26 February 2019 Progressive Post

    Shaping the future of work in the digital age for the benefit of society is a key task for Progressives. The challenges surrounding the fourth industrial revolution are an impetus to think comparatively.