Rafael Grohmann

Rafael Grohmann

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Media Studies with focus on Critical Platform and Data Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), with a graduate cross-appointment at the Faculty of Information (iSchool). Leader of DigiLabour Initiative. Researcher of Fairwork project. Editorial Board Member of Big Data & Society and Work, Employment and Society journals. Member of Scholars Council, Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), UCLA. Founding Board Member of Labor Tech Research Network. His research interests include platform cooperativism and worker-owned platforms, work & AI, workers’ organization, platform labour, communication/media and work. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of São Paulo.


Ph.D. Communication, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2016)
M.Sc. Communication, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2012)
BA, Social Sciences, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil (2009)

Research Interests

Platform Labour; platform cooperativism; work, data and artificial intelligence; media workers; workers’ organization