I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Labor and Work at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. I am currently a research fellow at the Workplace Justice Lab at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations.
My research interests center around work and labor. I study how the labor movement and governments are responding to emerging labor market forms such as the gig economy. My research is based on two years of ethnographic and survey work with two immigrant Workers’ Centers in New York City and by working as an app based food delivery worker myself. In particular, I focus on the impacts of app based employment for immigrant populations.
My 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.
My appearance in a More Perfect Union Mini Documentary on NYC’s Gig Delivery Worker Minimum Wage:
My appearance on CUNY TV Discussing Gig Worker Organizing: