Researcher

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Alex J. Wood is a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK. His research focuses on the changing nature of labour and has a PhD from the Cambridge Department of Sociology. He is currently researching how remote gig work is transforming labour relations. His previous research focused on flexible and insecure forms of work such as zero-hours contracts. He also has a long-standing interest in the relationships between industrial relations, union renewal and emerging forms of workplace representation and patterns of inequality and class. His research has appeared in Sociology; Work, Employment and Society; Human Relations; New Technology, Work and Employment; Industrial Relations Journal. His book 'Despotism on Demand: Power and Discipline in the Flexible Workplace will be published by Cornell University Press in early 2020.