Former guests of the project group:
Ariella Silva Araujo – guest reseacher of the project group between February 2016 and January 2017 and PhD student at the University of Campinas (Brasil). During her stay at the WZB, she worked on her PhD project about German-Brasilian trade union networks focusing on the case of World Works Councils in automotive companies.
William Attwood-Charles – between April and June 2018 guest researcher at the WZB and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. William is a PhD student at the Boston College. During his stay in Berlin, he continued his research on working conditions and subjective perceptions of work in the platform economy. He specifically compared the developments in the United States and Germany.
Kendra Briken – guest researcher of the project group between January and March 2014. Kendra received her doctorate from the University of Göttingen and worked as researcher, among others, at the Sociological Research Institute Göttingen, Goethe University Frankfurt, and University of Bremen. Her current research at the University of Strathclyde focuses on theoretical and empirical questions related to the social organization of work.
Tracy Corley – guest reseacher of the project group between July 2016 and June 2017 and PhD student at the Northeastern University Boston (USA). During her stay at the WZB, she worked on her PhD project about informality and illegal work in skillcrafts sectors in international comparison.
Mark Graham - guest reseacher of the research group between May and September 2019. Mark is Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute and leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development. His research at the WZB dealt with labour standards in the gig economy.
Kerry Holden – in January and February 2020 guest researcher at the WZB. Kerry is Lecturer in Human Geography at the Queen Mary University in London. Her research focuses on the genesis and the role of technology at work, in particular with regard to the professional identities of workers. During her stay in Berlin, she worked on a project about the emergence of Artifical Intelligence technologies in Africa.
Hyung Je Jo – between August and October 2018 guest researcher at the WZB. Hyung Je Jo is professor at the department of sociology and social welfare at the University of Ulsan in South Korea. His research focuses on the development of production systems, human resource management and labor relations in the Korean automobile industry. During his stay at the WZB, he analyzed the human resource management approaches of Korean and German companies in Central Eastern Europe.
Ferda Karagöz Özenç – guest researcher of the project group between October 2014 and August 2015. She received her doctorate in economics from the Istanbul University where she continues to work. During her stay at the WZB she conducted reseach about industrial upgrading in the Turkish automotive industry.
Yaman Kouli – guest researcher of the project group between March 2013 and February 2014. He received his PhD in history from TU Chemnitz, where he investigated the meaning of knowledge for industrial production. As a recipient of the A.SK fellowship at WZB he collaborated with the project group “Globalization, Work, and Production” and focused on the topic “Knowledge as Infrastructure”.
Abigail Marks – guest researcher of the project group in November 2015 and April 2016. Abigail is professor of work and employment at the Heriot-Watt University School of Management. Her current research focuses on workplace and community identities, social class, the meaning of work and the ICT industry.
Phoebe Moore, was a Research Fellow in Groups 1 and 18 at the Weizenbaum Institute in autumn 2018 and 2019 and a guest of the Research Group from January 2019 to June 2020. She is an Associate Professor of Political Economy and Technology at the University of Leicester School of Business. During her research in Berlin Dr Moore was investigating about the implications that the new advances of technologies at work have for human-machine relations and specific technological inventions and debates that reflect specific modes of production, as machines socialise other machines and socialise ourselves. AI advances also reflect the historical phase within which we view our capabilities as thinkers and producers, and reveal the power relations involved in the contemporary labour process.
Yair Osheroff – between August 2017 and October 2018 guest researcher at the WZB. Yair is PhD student at the department of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His major research interest is the political economy of occupational regulation and licensing. During his stay at the WZB, he focused on policies of occupational licensing in the European Union.
Gale Raj-Reichert – guest researcher of the project group from January to December 2016. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester for her research on governance in global production networks. She continued this line of research with a project on global production networks in the electronics industry funded by the British Academy. Her research at the WZB dealt with the relationship between free trade agreements and the global governance of labor standards. She currently works at the Queen Mary University in London.
Sidney Rothstein – between Juli and September 2018 guest researcher at the WZB and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. Sidney received his doctorate from the University of Pennsilvania for a study about organizing and labor disputes in the IT sector. During his stay in Berlin, he conducted first preparatory work for a research project about the role of IT multinationals in the field of educational policies in Europe. Since October 2018, Sidney Rothstein is postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.
Stefan Schmalz – in December 2019 guest researcher at the WZB. Stefan received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Marburg and concluded his habilitation at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena where he is affiliated to the Chair of Labor, Industrial and Economic Sociology. During his stay in Berlin, he was working on a project about Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe and the political discussions about its regulation and control.
Philipp Staab – guest researcher of the project group between March and April 2018. Philipp received his doctorate from the University of Kassel and worked as a researcher at the Sociological Research Institute Hamburg. As a research fellow at the University of Kassel and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for the History and Future of Work (IGZA) in Berlin, he is studying the development of the digital capitalism.
Karolina Stegemann – guest researcher of the project group in December 2013. She received her PhD from the Lüneburg University for her work on changes in labor law in Poland. Her subsequent researchfocused on employment relations in Eastern Europe. She currently works as coordinator and researcher at the Volkswagen AutoUni in Wolfsburg.
Luis Vargas - guest researcher in the resarch group from January to March 2020. Luis Vargas is a Costa Rican researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Zaragoza-Spain. His research focuses on the relationship between digital divide and other socioeconomic gaps. He is a former employee of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of the Government of Costa Rica.
Matt Vidal – in September and October 2019 guest researcher at the WZB and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. Matt received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Reader in Sociology and Comparative Political Economy at the Institute for International Management of the Loughborough University. During his stay in Berlin, he continued his research on lean production management systems and the change dynamics brought about by technological change and digitalization.
Dinesh Wadiwel – guest researcher of the project group in September 2015. He is a lecturer at the University of Sydney, where he heads the Master of Human Rights studies. He conducts research on political theory with a special focus on the matters of human and animal rights. At the WZB, he has done research on the impact of the fragmentation of global value chains in the food industry on the situation of the animals and in particular on the transport of living animals.
Llewellyn Williams-Brooks – between November 2018 and February 2019 guest researcher at the WZB. Llewellyn is PhD student at the University of Sydney. His research utilises the labour geography of global cities to understand intra-regional inequality. More specifically, his research focuses on Greater Western Sydney, and its regions of deindustrialization.