Rafael Grohmann is the Principal Investigator for Fairwork Brazil. He is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies with focus on Critical Platform and Data Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Rafael is the Leader of DigiLabour Initiative. Editorial Board Member of Big Data & Society and Work, Employment and Society journals. Member of Scholars Council, Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), UCLA. Founding Board Member of Labor Tech Research Network. His research interests include platform cooperativism and worker-owned platforms, work & AI, workers’ organisation, platform labour, communication/media and work. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of São Paulo.
A full list of Rafael’s publications can be found here.
For the Fairwork project, Rafael develops and leads the research strategy in Brazil. This includes adapting the Fairwork principles, interviewing workers and platform executives, analysing the evidence and developing platforms’ scores, and disseminating the results.