Jonas Valente is a postdoctoral researcher in the Oxford Internet Institute, responsible for co-lead the Cloudwork Project, inside Fairwork Foundation. He was awarded a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Brasília in 2019. His thesis focused on digital platforms. Over the course of the doctorate, Jonas worked as visiting researcher at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), affiliated with the University of Lisbon, studying digital platforms. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Brasília (2009), and graduated in Social Communication from the University Center of Brasília (2003). He acted as substitute and voluntary professor at the Faculty of Communication at the University of Brasília. At the IESB, he worked as a professor on the Digital Journalism and Organizational Communication and Digital Strategies post-graduate courses.
He is currently working as a journalist with the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), Brazil’s state public media company, focusing on technology, information and communication. He is a researcher with the Labor Studies and Research Group at the University of Brasília (GEPT-UnB), the Communication Policies Laboratory at the UnB (LaPCom-UnB), the Technology, Policy and Economics of Communication Laboratory at the UFC (Telas), and the Internet Governance Research Network.
He works as assistant editor on the Revista Internacional de Economia Política da Informação, Comunicação e Cultura journal (Eptic-Online). He has taken part in international public hearings, speeches and debates (at events such as Rightscon), as well as in similar domestic events (at the National Congress, Higher Electoral Court and the Brazilian Internet Management Committee). He is the author of books and articles on the regulation of communication and information, communication policies, online platforms and digital monopolies. His areas of interest include digital technologies, digital platforms, the Internet, labor, technology and communications.