Julian Posada

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Assistant Professor
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Personal Website: https://posada.website/

Julian Posada is an Assistant Professor of American Studies. His research integrates theories and methods from information science, sociology, and human-computer interaction to examine how technology is developed and used within various historical, cultural, and social contexts. 

His current book project investigates the dynamics between human labor and data production in the artificial intelligence industry. Incorporating Latin American critical thought, this study emphasizes the experiences of workers in the region who are employed by digital platforms to produce machine learning data and validate algorithmic outputs. 

In addition to his focus on artificial intelligence, Posada’s interests extend to platform studies, labor studies, digital ethics and policy, social computing, and science and technology studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, Posada uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative social and computational research methods for data collection and analysis. 

Posada obtained his Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Toronto. He holds a maîtrise (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree) in the Humanities from Sorbonne University and a master’s degree in Sociology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS).