I conduct research in the field of digital innovation, analyzing gender, socioeconomic and public policies implications, specialising in the expansion of the platform economy and artificial intelligence.
Since 2013, I have been faculty affiliated at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University). In addition, I am a Leading Researcher (R4) at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at Open University of Catalonia (UOC), and I am accredited since 2021 as a full professor by Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). I am the leading scientist of the research group Dimmons (recognized by the Catalan government 2021 SGR 01383), and Director of Barcelona UOC Chair on Digital Economy, a joint effort between UOC, Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Activa (Public Enterprise). I am the Chair of a COST Action on intersectional feminist perspective to platform work (P-WILL) paneuropean network, with 150 members of 40 countries.
I have extensive experience leading competitive research (a total of 31 projects since my PhD defence). In total, I have won 23 highly competitive calls: I have been the principal investigator of partner members of seven European projects of H2020 and international calls, eight competitive Spanish and Catalan research projects, and nine major contracts with the administration. I have been on the advisory board of three other European projects and an ERC Project. Over my career, I fundraised a means of almost 380,508.8€ per year. Total jobs created by the projects I have directed include ten postdocs (of 2 to 3 years), eight predocs (4 years) and 20 research assistants (diverse durations). I was selected for the Step 2 interview of the ERC Consolidator 2021 and 2022 calls on a project on “Gender equality and platform economy”.
I have published 47 peer-reviewed top impact articles in Journals (including Q1 such as Nature, Social Movement Studies, CoDesign, Journal Information, Communication and Society, and PLOS ONE, and three articles at the most prestigious peer-reviewed repository in Computer Science ACM), and in editorials (including peer-reviewed editorials such as Routledge, Oxford University Press, and IGI Global). I am also the author of eleven books and six e-books. I have presented at the ECPR, at The National Bureau of Economic Research, Opensym, and Internet, Politics, & Policy (Oxford).
I have supervised three postdocs, supervising thirteen PhD theses (five defended), and two Master theses at UAB and UOC.
I was a finalist in the first round of the 2013 Elinor Ostrom (Economic Nobel Prize 2009) Award for Young Scholars in the field of commons theory.
Previously, I was Ramon y Cajal postdoc at IN3 UOC, a Juan de la Cierva postdoc at the IGOP UAB, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie/Beatriu de Pinos postdoc at the Berkman Klein Centre (Harvard), a one year fellow at the Real Colegio Complutense (Harvard) and visiting scholar at MIT. I obtained my PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2010 and was a visiting research scholar at Berkeley University and Stanford University in 2008. I hold a Graduate Degree in Economics (University of Valencia) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (U. Rovira i Virgili). My investigation has informed technological development adopted by the APACHE Foundation and Google. My work has informed the European Agenda of Collaborative Economy of the European Commission 2016, and I have been advising the Amsterdam, NYC and Barcelona City Councils, and the European and Catalan Parliaments. I am the director of a Sharing Cities program of collaboration between 75 cities worldwide. I appear frequently in the media.