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Jack Linchuan Qiu

Principal Investigator

Jack Linchuan Qiu is the co-principal investigator for Fairwork Hong Kong.

Jack a Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore. Recipient of the 2019 C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy from the International Communication Association (ICA).

Jack is the author of Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for DigitalAbolition (U of Illinois Press, 2016) and Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China (MIT Press, 2009). His current work focuses on digital labor, platform activism, alternative digital economies, and working-class youth in the contexts of Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and China. Jack co-founded the Platform Cooperativism Consortium Hong Kong and is an affiliate member of the Centre for Social Innovation Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.