Bettina Berendt has been Professor for Internet and Society at the Technical University of Berlin since 2019, Director of the Weizenbaum Institute and Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her current research includes Data Science und Critical Data Science, especially with respect to Privacy/Data Protection, discrimination and fairness, as well as AI and ethics, with a focus on textual and web-related data.

Until 2019 Bettina Berendt was professor at the Department of Computer Science / Research Group Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence at the KU Leuven and before that junior professor at the Institute of Business Informatics at the Humboldt University Berlin. Details on publications, lectures, projects, positions, courses and other activities can be found at

Florian is head of the research group “Working with Artificial Intelligence” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. His research interests include digitalization and labor, and working conditions in global production networks. His recent research projects focus on the impact of digitalization on supply chains and working conditions.

Mario Haim is a Professor of Communication Studies at LMU München. In his research he combines communication science with information technology.

Norbert Huchler is senior researcher at the ISF Munich ( and member of its governing board. As a sociologist of work and technology he is engaged in manifold research projects on technological change of work, including topics like digitalization, smart manufacturing, and AI. He serves on various committees, such as the Platform “Learning Systems/AI” in Germany (Federal Ministry of Research and Education)

Member of the Board & Director (WZB) Weizenbaum-Institut e.V., head of the research group Globalization, Work and Production at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Professor for International Industrial Relations at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.. He holds a Ph.D. from the FU Berlin and habilitated there in sociology. He is co-director of the doctoral program “Good Work” at the WZB and a member of the steering committee of the international automotive research network GERPISA. He is also a board member of the industrial and labor sociology section of the German Sociological Association.

Martin Krzywdzinski is active on a number of advisory boards (e.g. for MIT’s “Future of Work” program) and as a reviewer for funding institutions, foundations, and journals. He conducts research into the changing nature of work in the context of globalisation and digitalisation and has led a number of internationally positioned research projects, including research into the changing nature of work in emerging economies, crowdwork and Industrie 4.0.

Elizaveta Kuznetsova is the leader of the research group “Platform Algorithms and Digital Propaganda” at Weizenbaum Insitute. She works at the intersection of Communication Studies and International Relations. Her primary focus is on digital propaganda, social media platforms, and international media. She is interested in legacies of historical practices of propaganda and political communication as well as new developments in the digital world. She uses mixed-methods approaches, combining discourse studies, framing and computational methods.

Elizaveta holds a PhD in International Politics from City, University of London. She is former fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University and at the Center for the European Studies at Boston University.

Ernesto is a PhD candidate in political communication at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Bern. His research focuses on political information flows in a digital age and its effects on political attitudes.

Anna Litvinenko is a researcher at the “Digitalization and Participation” department of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include social media, political mobilization, platform dependence, and internet governance.

Mykola Makhortykh is an Alfred Landecker Lecturer at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Bern. His research interests include, among others, news recommender systems, search engines and digital remembrance.

Anoush Margaryan is a Full Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School.  She studies how people learn and develop skills in the workplace, in particular within emergent AI-mediated work settings.  She has over 130 scientific publications and has led over 20 interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral research projects funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, Shell, Energy Institute, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Volkswagen Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, among others.

Uli Meyer is Professor of Sociology with a focus on digitalization, new media and industrial development at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). Based on neo-institutionalist approaches and organizational sociology, his research explores innovation processes and the constitution of scientific fields, as well as sensemaking and narratives about sociotechnical futures.

Oscar Molina is associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona and researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) and the Institute for Labour Studies (IET). His research focuses on comparative employment relations, labour market policies, comparative political economy. He is coordinator of Eurofound’s correspondent team in Spain and is currently coordinating the INCODING Project, analysing the role of collective bargaining in governing the use of artificial intelligence and algorithms at work. 

Efrat Nechushtai is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and a Knight News Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Her work explores the impact of platformization and political polarization on journalism in the United States and internationally.

Sabine Pfeiffer is Professor of Sociology (Technology, Work, and Society) at Friedrich Alexander University Nürnberg-Erlangen. Her research focuses on the linkages between technological and social innovation in the workplace. In her recent book “Digital Capitalism and Distributive Forces”, she discusses the current transformation of capitalist societies and explores developments like the platform economy and artificial intelligence.

Valeria Pulignano is Professor in Sociology of Work, Industrial Relations and Labour Markets at the Center for Sociological Research at KU Leuven. Her research interests include inequality and precarious work in traditional and digitalised workplaces, flexibility, quality of work and workers’ voice. She is PI of of ERC AdG ResPecTMe 

Akrati Saxena is a research fellow at Einhoven University of Technology. Her research interests include computational social science, machine learning, and social media analysis

Daniel Trielli is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Loyola University Chicago. He researches how news reaches the public in our increasingly algorithmically-defined world and how journalists can cover algorithms. As part of that overarching question, he is interested in data and computational journalism, media literacy, and algorithmic accountability.