Alexandra Mateescu

Researcher

Alexandra is an ethnographer currently working collaboratively on a comparative fieldwork-based project across ridehailing and domestic work, two industries increasingly shaped by labor platforms. Together with Julia Ticona, she has been engaged in interviews and participant observation with domestic workers who seek out in-home care and cleaning work through online platforms. A goal of this project is to counter flattening narratives of the “gig economy” that do not take into account the ways legacies of immigration, race, and gendered dynamics, and other industry-specific contexts shape workers’ experiences. She is interested broadly in gender, visibility, and vulnerability in the workplace, emotional labor, and surveillance. At Data & Society, she has worked on various projects related to surveillance, policing and carceral technologies, data collection in education, and discrimination in online lending. Prior to joining Data & Society, she did a year-long internship with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience in New York. Alexandra received her MA in Social Sciences and her BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

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Events
Coalition Cafe – The Gig Economy: Pros, Cons, and Opportunities
Jul 18, 2017
LRAN Conference
May 31, 2018
Reshaping Work Conference
Oct 20, 2017

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