Srujana Katta is a Research Assistant for the Fairwork Project. Her research interests lie at the intersection of digital labour, migration and resistance.
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Srujana Katta is a student on the MSc in Social Science of the Internet.
Srujana Katta graduated from the MSc in Social Science of the Internet in 2019.
Srujana holds an MSc Social Science of the Internet and MPhil Development Studies from the University of Oxford. She worked previously as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow in Liberia and Ghana. She is interested in researching the intersections between digital labour, migration and resistance.
For the Fairwork Project, Srujana provides cross-cutting support across country teams, including researching platforms’ employment practices, feeding into research outputs, organising workshops and conferences, and laying the groundwork for expanding the project into new contexts.
Positions held at the OII:
- Research Assistant, December 2019 –
- MSc student, October 2018 – Sept 2019
27 April 2020
A new report has shone a light on the plight of some 50 million gig economy workers across the world since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 ...
18 March 2020
Author: Sara Spinks
The Fairwork South Africa 2020 report highlights the precarious nature of work in the South African gig economy. This research is particularly timely in ...
3 February 2020
Authors: Kelle Howson, Srujana Katta, Funda Ustek-Spilda, Mark Graham
Latest analysis on the gig economy from researchers Kelle Howson, Srujana Katta, Funda Ustek-Spilda and Professor Mark Graham, The authors work at the ...
17 October 2019
Authors: Mark Graham, Srujana Katta
The Fairwork Foundation – an organisation supported by the OII – is delighted to announce the release of our first major report, The Five ...
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.
27 March 2020 OECD Development Matters
The risks faced by members of the gig economy during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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.
18 March 2020 New Internationalist
A coalition of gig economy researchers at Fairwork explain how gig workers are being hit hardest by COVID-19.
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