African digital labour and contemporary global capitalism

In discussions about the locations that make up the key productive nodes of the global digital economy, African workers rarely get a mention. Autonomous vehicles, machine learning systems, next-generation search engines and recommendations systems: how many of these technologies are ‘made… Continue Reading

Digital Labour at Economic Margins: African Workers and the Global Information Economy. (Forthcoming Publication)

I have a new publication coming out soon in the Review of African Political Economy, with my colleague Mark Graham. The paper is based on the research we have been carrying out over a number of years in Africa. It… Continue Reading

The UK Government’s consultation on employment classification and control: a response

A response to the UK Government’s consultation on employment classification and control. Wood A.J and Graham M (2018) The government consultation on employment classification and control a response The UK government is currently undertaking a consultation on employment status. One element… Continue Reading

Towards a Fairer Platform Economy: Introducing the Fairwork Foundation

This month, I started work on a new project together with my new colleague Jamie Woodcock: The Fairwork Foundation. With generous funding from Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we will get to spend the next year and… Continue Reading