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Dr Lulu P. Shi

Research Associate

Dr Lulu P. Shi

Research Associate


Lulu is a sociologist and her research spans technology, education, work and employment and organisations. She works on the project DomesticAI as a postdoctoral research fellow. In this project she focuses on the transformation of paid and unpaid work in the age of AI and robotics. With her team she designs a cross-national harmonised factorial survey experiment.

Lulu also leads a project funded by the British Academy, which investigates how educational technology (EdTech) transforms education. Specifically, the project studies the role of EdTech firms ­– who can be seen as the architects behind the technology – in shaping education by considering the socio-political contexts they are embedded in.

During her doctoral studies, she researched on the labour market, skills formation systems and organisation studies with a country comparative focus.

Research Interests

Digital sociology, sociology of education, work and employment

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, June 2023 -
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, March 2022 - April 2023


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Education, the Internet and Society

ICTs have the potential to transform how, what and where people learn, and challenges existing ideas of what the purpose and nature of formal education is and what the future of education should be.