Scholar - Activist
Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and associate professor for Culture & Media at The New School, New York City. He frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the internet to scholars, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policy-makers worldwide. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid (2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance. This concept is explored further in his latest co-authored book Platform Cooperativism (2016).