Matthew Cole is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Fairwork Foundation investigating global platforms. His research interests include the political economy of technology and platforms, particularly the transformation of work.
Dr Matthew Cole
Matthew Cole is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Fairwork Foundation, researching global platforms.
Matthew completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2019. Titled “The Politics of Service Production: Experiences of Low-Waged Hospitality Work in London” it examined the production of experience as a commodity and conflict in the labour process. His post-doctoral research broadly concerns the political economy of technology and work, particularly the role of artificial intelligence and platforms in the transformation of capital-labour relations. He is also a research affiliate at Autonomy, a think tank about work.
Technological change, platform work, automation, digitalisation, political economy of work, industrial relations, trades-unionism
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