Dr. Mark Graham holds the position of Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute and contributes as a Research Affiliate at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, along with a Visiting Researcher role at the Berlin Social Science Centre. With a Ph.D. in economic geography, his research interest lies in understanding the implications of the internet’s pervasive reach on the future of work, particularly focusing on the division between winners and losers in this digitally connected era. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, supported by funding from entities such as the British Academy, the ESRC, the European Research Council, the US National Science Foundation, and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. Graham’s scholarly contributions include authoring or co-authoring pivotal texts like “Geographies of Digital Exclusion: Data Power and Inequality” (2022), “The Digital Continent: Placing Africa in Planetary Networks of Work” (2022), and “The Gig Economy” (2019). In 2018, he launched the Fairwork project, a pioneering action research initiative aimed at promoting fair work conditions in the gig economy by evaluating companies against decent work standards. As the Director of Fairwork, Graham has spearheaded the project’s expansion to 39 countries, successfully advocating for substantial pro-worker changes that have positively impacted millions of workers.