Senior Researcher

Alex Rosenblat

Alex Rosenblat examines how technology rhetoric and algorithmic management shape the culture of work. 

Alex Rosenblat is an ethnographer who studies how people experience technology. She also examines the rhetorical claims that shape the stories we tell about the impact of technology on society. Rosenblat is the author of Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work. A Research Lead at Data & Society and a Fellow at the Aspen Institute Tech Policy Hub, she holds an MA in sociology from Queen’s University and a BA in history from McGill University.

Rosenblat’s writing has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, and The Globe & Mail. Her research has received attention worldwide, and has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and The BBC. Among the scholarly and professional publications in which her prize-winning work has been published are the International Journal of Communication and the Columbia Law Review. Her published research is situated at the intersection of technology and labor, and her upcoming research explores sovereignties, nationalisms, and the fragmentation of shared social facts.

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