Barbara Orth

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Barbara Orth is a Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS). Her research explores the nexus between immigration regulation and digitally-mediated labour, particularly in the platform economy. She is interested in feminist and critical migration approaches to understanding digital technologies and their applications. In her PhD at Freie Universität Berlin (2020-2024), she explored how temporary migration pathways interact with the gig economy model of labour.  Previously, she has conducted research on queer support structures in Berlin’s labour market and labour market access for refugees and asylum seekers. She has several years of professional experience in the non-profit sector working with migrants. Barbara holds a B.A. in International Relations (University of East Anglia) and an M.Sc. in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (University of Oxford).


It's like Uber, but for Care? Wie sich Vermittlung durch digitale Plattformen auf Care-Arbeit auswirkt

Franziska Baum, Valentin Niebler, Barbara Orth, Almut Peukert

Plattformen organisieren schon lange nicht mehr nur Taxis oder das Mittagessen. Die Pflege der Großmutter, Fensterputzen oder Kinderbetreuung werden heute vermehrt per App angeboten. Auf dem Podium diskutieren wir neue und kritische Forschung zu diesen Plattformen und ihren Arbeitsbedingungen.
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