Tatiana López Ayala

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Tatiana López
Barbara Schlüter

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tatiana.lopez [at] wzb.eu
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Research Fellow of the Research Group

Tatiana López is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Fairwork Secretariat at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. Her work focusses on assesing working conditions in the platform economy in Germany and Latin America as well as in the global crowdwork sector. Before joining the Fairwork Secretariat, she worked as a research associate at the University of Cologne in the Department of Economic and Social Geography. There, her research focussed on labour control, digitalization and labour agency in the global garment value chain with a regional focus on Germany and South Asia. Tatiana López holds a diploma degree in Latin American Studies and a PhD degree in Economic Geography from  University of Cologne.

CV

Since 07/2021

Research Fellow at the Fairwork Secretariat at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre

07/2015 - 08/2021

Research Associate at the Department of Economic and Social Geography, University of Cologne

07/2014 – 06/2015

Event Manager at the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education, University of Cologne

06/2013 – 06/2014

Project Coordinator for Brazil at Kindernothilfe e.V.

09/2012 – 05/2013

Carlo-Schmid-Fellow/ Consultant at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), New York

10/2006-08/2012

Latin American Studies at the University of Cologne and the University  of Campinas, Brazil (Diploma)

Selected Publications

López, Tatiana/ Alyanak, Oğuz/Feuerstein, Patrick/ Agüera, Pablo (2022): Lots of work, poor conditions: Health Risks for Workers in the German Platform Economy.WZB-Mitteilungen Nr. 175, March 2022 [Online Supplement].

López, Tatiana/ Fütterer, Michael (2022): Warenketten – aktuelle Konflikte und transnationale Solidarität. In: Zeitschrift für Marxistische Erneuerung, Nr. 129/ March 2022, 85-96.

López, Tatiana / Riedler, Tim / Köhnen, Heiner / Fütterer, Michael (2021): Digital value chain restructuring and labour process transformations in the fast‐fashion sector: Evidence from the value chains of Zara & H&M. Global Networks. Online first: https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12353  

López, Tatiana (2021): A practice ontology approach to labor control regimes in GPNs: Connecting ‘sites of labor control’ in the Bangalore export garment cluster. In: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 53(5):1012-1030. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308518X20987563

López, Tatiana/Fütterer, Michael (2019): Gewerkschaft als internationale soziale Bewegung – Das TIE-Orangensaftnetzwerk. In: Ludwig, C., Simon, H., Wagner, A. (Hg.): Entgrenzte Arbeit - (un-)begrenzte Solidarität? Münster: Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot, 174-90.

López, Tatiana/Fütterer, Michael (2019): Herausforderungen und Strategien für den Aufbau gewerkschaftlicher Verhandlungsmacht in der Bekleidungswertschöpfungskette – Erfahrungen aus dem TIE-ExChains-Netzwerk. In: Ludwig, C., Simon, H., Wagner, A. (Hg.): Entgrenzte Arbeit - (un-)begrenzte Solidarität? Münster: Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot, 222-238.

López Ayala, Tatiana (2018): Multi-level Production of the Local Labour Control Regime in the Bangalore Readymade Garment Cluster. In: Butsch, C., Follmann, A. und Müller, J. (Hrsg.): Aktuelle Forschungsbeiträge zu Südasien: 8. Jahrestagung des AK Südasien, 19./20. Januar 2018. Geographien Südasiens, Band 10. Köln, Heidelberg, Berlin: CrossAsia-eBooks, 20-23.

Fütterer, Michael/López Ayala, Tatiana (2018): Challenges for organizing along the garment value chain. Experiences from the union network TIE ExChains.RLS Studien 2/2018. Berlin: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

López Ayala, Tatiana (2017): Das Buen Vivir als alternatives Entwicklungskonzept? Eine wissenschaftstheoretische Einordnung. Arbeitspapiere zur Lateinamerikaforschung Nr. III-28. Köln: ASPLA. 

Blog Articles

Bertolini, Alessio/ López, Tatiana/ Ustek-Spilda, Funda/ Graham, Mark/ Feuerstein, Patrick/ Budu, Joseph (2022): What Does the War in Ukraine Mean for Platform Workers? International Review of Sociology Blog. 

Bertolini, Alessio/ Alyanak, Oğuz/ Cant, Callum/ López, Tatiana/  Agüera, Pablo/ Howson, Kelle/ Graham, Mark (2022): Gaps in the EU Directive Leave Most Vulnerable Platform Workers Unprotected. Reshaping Work. Reflection on the Proposed EU Directive. 

López, Tatiana/ Graham, Mark (2021): The Fairwork Pledge: Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy. OECD Network Forum Series: Tackling Covid-19. 

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Tatiana López
Barbara Schlüter

Contact

tatiana.lopez [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
E 413