Bio

Dr. James Muldoon is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Exeter and Head of Digital Research at the Autonomy think tank. His current research is on digital labor and platform co-operatives and focuses on how we can recover forgotten ideas from the past to help us rethink our future. His other research interests include labor movement history, socialism, and European philosophy. He is the author of Platform Socialism: How to Reclaim our Digital Future from Big Tech (Pluto, 2022), Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movements (Oxford University Press, 2020), and editor of Platforming Equality: Policy Challenges for the Digital Economy. James was the principal investigator on an EPSRC-funded project which aimed to develop an understanding of the challenges facing food delivery platform co-operatives in the UK and to co-design principles and strategies to overcome them. The project worked with five co-operatives from across the UK and was a collaboration with CoopCycle and Cooperatives UK, in addition to the Autonomy think tank. He is also the proud owner of two mini-dachshunds, Barcus Aurelius, and Karl Barx.