Shirley Ogolla is working in Internet enabled innovation as well as Policy and Governance at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society doing research on workers participation and codetermination on digital platforms.

In her research project on “Participation on digital platforms”, she examines new forms and processes of employee participation online.

The project is part of the research network „Digitalisierung, Mitbestimmung, gute Arbeit“ and sponsored by the Hans Böckler Foundation – the institute of the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB). The project at HIIG is being implemented in close collaboration with the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI Research Center for Information Technology) in Berlin.

She studied Media Studies (MA) at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Prior she completed her BA in Media and Cultural Studies and History of Art at University of Freiburg and Paris IV Sorbonne University.

At the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Shirley supported the team of Internet-enabled Innovation a year long as a student assistant before studying two semesters at New York University specializing on Digital Labor under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Ross. While abroad, Shirley was an associated researcher at HIIG and spent Summer 2017 as a Berktern at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Since 2011 Shirley holds a scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation.

Lectures and Presentations:

Data for breakfast? Social inclusion and algorithmic bias
Transatlantic ICT Forum 2017 (H2020) . EU Parliament, Brussels, Belgium: 30.11.2017

Shirley Ogolla

Alexa, who owns my data? AI, Big Data and ownership
Platform cooperativism 2017 . New School, New York City, USA: 11.11.2017

Shirley Ogolla

There is no such thing as free Lunch: Conceptualizing Digital Labor
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society . Harvard University, Cambdrige (MA), USA: 01.08.2017

Shirley Ogolla