Personal Website: https://posada.website/
Julian Posada is a Postdoctoral Associate and incoming Assistant Professor of American Studies (starting in July 2023). His research integrates theories and methods from information studies, sociology, and human–computer interaction to study technology and society.
He is currently exploring how the artificial intelligence industry perpetuates coloniality by focusing on the relationship between human labor and data production. This research focuses on the experiences of outsourced workers in Latin America employed by digital platforms, primarily from the United States, to produce machine learning data and verify algorithmic outputs.
Posada’s research has been published in several influential journals, including Information, Communication & Society, the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, and in book chapters published by Oxford University Press and SAGE. Posada is committed to public engagement and has been featured in Logic Magazine, Ethics in Context, and Notes from Below.
In addition to his social studies on artificial intelligence and data production, his interests include platform studies, the sociology of social networks, migration and technology, social computing, and labor studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, he uses qualitative and quantitative social and computational research methods for data collection and analysis.
Julian Posada received his Ph.D. in Information from the University of Toronto in 2022. 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). He received fellowships from the Weizenbaum Institute, the Schwartz Reisman Institute, and Massey College.