Digital Platform Work in the US and Latin America



Digital platforms have risen in the world in the last decade and quickly they conquered big spaces in our everyday lives. However, many studies have demonstrated how these platforms can contribute to intensifying precarious work. These processes happen in the world, but they have some differences considering the region of the globe. In this panel Fellipe Coelho-Lima andAndrew Wolf debate the particularity of the advance of digital platforms in the Global North and South, considering the context of the US and Brazil. They will discuss the challenges for workers and how they are fighting for better conditions in this kind of work.

Date and time:

Thu, December 8, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST


CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9206 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP:


Fellipe Coelho-Lima is a professor at the Psychology Department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). His research and teaching activities focus on the effects of the new precarious forms of work in the lives of workers and the ways they resist. Currently, he has been working on the topic of work on digital platforms and the ideology of work. He coordinates the international research “Nexus of Uberization: Analyzes from the Workers’ Perspective.”

Andrew Wolf is currently a research fellow at the Workplace Justice Lab at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and he teaches at the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies. He studies how the labor movement and governments are responding to the gig economy, with a focus on the impacts of app based employment for immigrant populations. His research helped inform the New York City Council on legislation to provide minimum employment standards for app-delivery workers and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Bloomberg, Thompson Reuters, and New York Magazine.

Commentator: Ruth Milkman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and History at the CUNY Graduate Center and Labor Studies Chair at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. She is the author, most recently of Immigrant Labor and the New Precariat (Polity 2020)

Moderator: Mila Burns, Associate Director of CUNY’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and Assistant Professor at Lehman College’s Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.

Event co-sponsored by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies


COVID-19 and Building access:

Non-CUNY attendees will need to show ID, proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within seven days of the event.

CUNY affiliated attendees will need to show their Clear4 Pass


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