Oscar Javier Maldonado Castañeda

Oscar Javier Maldonado Castañeda

Principal Investigator

Oscar Javier Maldonado is the co-Principal Investigator for Fairwork Colombia. Oscar is an Assistant Professor in the programme of Sociology at the Escuela de Ciencias Humanas in Universidad del Rosario (Colombia).

Oscar’s research area is science and technology studies. He is interested in understanding the material connections between body, health and vital economies. Currently, he is the director of the Laboratory of Digital and Inventive methods for social research (DISOR-LAB) at Universidad del Rosario.

His recent publications include:

  • Maldonado, O.J. 2021. Connective data: Markov chain models and the datafication of cervical cancer and HPV vaccination in Colombia. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society. .
  • Sanchez, D. Maldonado, O.J.  and Hernández, M. 2021.Technolegal Expulsions: Platform food delivery workers and Work Regulations in Colombia. In: Journal of Labor and Society.
  • Sanchez, D. and Maldonado, O.J. 2020. Obstáculos, resistencias y repertorios de movilización social de repartidores digitales en Colombia. En: Precarización laboral en plataformas digitales. Una lectura desde América Latina. Quito: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ecuador FES-ILDIS.
  • Maldonado, O.J. and Moreira, T. 2019. Metrics in Global Health. Situated differences in the valuation of Human life. Historical Social Research  4 (2): 202-224

For the Fairwork project, Oscar leads the methodological and conceptual design, information gathering, data analysis and stakeholders networking and relations.