I am currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mercy College and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.
My first book, Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy (University of California Press) will be released in March 2019. Hustle and Gig is now available for pre-sale.
My next research project -- examining the impact of high-status gig work and sudden platform closings on gig economy entrepreneurs -- was recently funded through an Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation inaugural Knowledge Challenge grant.
Episode 150: Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, with Alexandrea J. Ravenelle
February 13th, 2019 | 45 mins 51 secs
My guest is Alexandrea Ravenelle. Her new book is "Hustle and Gig." Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the sharing economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it?