dr james muldoon

Associate Professor


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about me

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Management at the Essex Business School, a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute and Head of Digital Research at the Autonomy think tank.

My research examines how modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital platforms can create public value and serve the common good. It explores how notions of freedom, power and democracy need to be rethought in a digital age and what we can do to harness the positive potential of new technology.

I also examine how digital labour is changing across multiple sectors including ride hail, food delivery, domestic work, childcare and microwork. In addition, my work analyses how artificial intelligence can translate into practical benefits for society and not exacerbate existing social and economic inequalities. My other research interests include labour movement history, socialism, republicanism, democratic theory, and 20th-century European philosophy.

research & Writing