Greetje will join Saïd Business School’s research community in January 2020, where she will carry out her British Academy funded research.
The prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually to a select cohort of outstanding early-career scholars, providing recipients with three years of individual funding to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment of their choice. The primary emphasis is on completing a significant piece of publishable research, giving award holders a base on which to build a successful academic career.
Among this year’s cohort is Dr Greetje (Gretta) Corporaal, Sociologist of Work and Organizations at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. We are pleased to announce that Gretta will be joining the research community at Saïd Business School as a Research Fellow in January 2020, where she will commence her British Academy funded project: iWork: Investigating the Future of Work and Organizing in the Digital Platform Economy.
This marks the third British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for the School, and one of just 53 awarded nationally this year.
Gretta’s Fellowship will allow her to investigate how the use of platforms to engage online freelancers in the workplace is changing the very nature of ‘work’ and its social and organisational implications. Gretta will conduct an ethnographic study of the world’s largest online labour platform for knowledge work, thereby connecting scholarship on organisations, work and occupations, and the digital economy. Gretta is hopeful that the project will enable a transformative breakthrough, offering novel theoretical and methodological approaches to studying 21st-century work and organisations.
On receiving the Fellowship, Gretta commented: 'I feel extremely honoured to be the recipient of a British Academy fellowship and their recognition of my research agenda on digital transformation and the future of work. I’m excited to be joining the Saïd community. The fellowship provides me with the intellectual space to make substantive contributions to our understanding of how artificial intelligence and algorithmic technologies are impacting the modern workplace as well as deepen connections between Saïd Business School and the Oxford Internet Institute.'
In a statement from the British Academy, Chief Executive, Robin Jackson, expressed his delight in welcoming the 2019 cohort to the Academy. He remarks: 'We wish the Fellows every success and look forward to seeing the results of their work.'