Project Lead, Social Instabilities in Labor Futures
Aiha Nguyen is Project Lead of the Social Instabilities in Labor Futures Initiative. The Labor Futures Initiative seeks to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, and create new frames for understanding these disruptions through evidence-based research and collaboration with stakeholders. Aiha leads the work of the initiative including research, field building, and collaborating with stakeholders and decisionmakers to shift the debate towards worker-centered discussions. Aiha has over a decade of experience in advocacy, research, policy, and organizing. Prior to joining Data & Society, she worked to raise standards for retail workers and addressed issues of food access at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Aiha received her masters in Urban Planning from UCLA and has authored several reports, including an analysis of outsourced passenger service work at LAX; impact of automated self-checkout systems on public safety and jobs; and a baselines study of Orange County’s philanthropic community.