Dr. Kristin Thompson
Kristin Thompson (née Bothur) is the project manager for the Fairwork project, which is based at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Through a global network of researchers, Fairwork evaluates the working conditions of digital platforms and ranks them based on our five principles of fair work. The Fairwork project is currently operating in over 25 countries across 5 continents. Fairwork researchers work closely with workers, platforms, advocates and policymakers to envision and build a fairer future of work.
Kristin is an experienced research and project manager in the field of social inequalities and social policy research. Before joining the Fairwork project, she has worked in this position at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy and the Center for Social Policy Research (ZeS) as well as for the research network Welfare Societies at the University of Bremen. She holds degrees in Sociology, Politics, Public Administration and Philosophy. Kristin completed her PhD on the topic of labour markets, working conditions and the socioeconomic status of pop and rock musicians in Germany. She is interested in research concerning social, health and economic inequalities, social policy, labour precariousness, impacts of digitalization and creative industries.
Since 02/2021: Project managment, Fairwork, https://fair.work/
04/2019: Dr. rer. pol. in Sociology at University of Bremen, Department of Social Sciences / Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM)
2015 - 2021: Research manager of the research area "Dynamics of Social Inequalities", WZB Berlin Social Science Center
2013 - 2015: Research coordinator, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS) / Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM), University of Bremen
2012 - 2015: Equal opportunities officer, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS)
2009 - 2013: Research coordinator, Research Network „Welfare Societies“, University of Bremen
2007 - 2008: Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), York University, Toronto
2006 - 2009: Studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration, University of Constance
2004 - 2006: Studies of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Erfurt
Bothur, Kristin, 2020: Musikmärkte. Die Arbeitssituation und sozioökonomische Lage von Pop- und Rockmusiker*innen in Deutschland, Campus: Frankfurt/Main. (Music markets. Working conditions and the socioeconomic status of pop and rock musicians in Germany)