Arturo Arriagada is the Principal Investigator for the Fairwork project in Chile. He is an associate professor of communications at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI-Chile), where conducts research at the intersection of media, technology, and society. He also is the Director of Social Media Culture, a research laboratory based at the School of Communications and Journalism at UAI that studies the role of social media and platforms in social and economic life.
Arturo’s particular areas of interest include social media and labor; social media and political communication; platform economy and promotional culture. His work has been published in the Journal of Communication, Journal of Cultural Economy, Online Information Review, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press and Politics, amongst others. A full list of his publications can be seen here.
For the Fairwork project, Arturo develops and leads the research strategy in Chile. This includes adapting the Fairwork principles, interviewing workers and platform executives, analysing the evidence and developing platforms’ scores, and disseminating the results.