Niels van Doorn

Niels van Doorn is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. His current research examines platforms as new institutional forms that reorganize relationships between civil society, the market, and the state – particularly focusing on the politics of platform-mediated labor. Together with Professor Ellen Rutten he co-founded and continues to chair the Digital Emotions research group at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA). His publications have appeared in journals such as New Media & Society, Cultural Politics, and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. @nielsvdoorn

Analysis: Platform cooperativism and the problem of the outside

Digital platforms are rapidly transforming the way we work and generate income, create and share value, and sustain ourselves in post-welfare societies. By merging functions traditionally associated with either market or state actors, such as the orchestration of basic services like temporary housing or transportation, they act as new institutional forms that help to redraw […]

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