Niels van Doorn is the Principal Investigator of the Platform Labor research project. He is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He holds an MSc and PhD in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam. Together with Professor Ellen Rutten, he is a founding member of the Digital Emotions research group at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and is part of the Gender and Labor in New Times International Research Network, led by Professor Lisa Adkins (University of Newcastle, Australia). His research is guided by two fundamental questions: how do people sustain themselves and each other in precarious circumstances?; and how does the notion of value emerge at the intersection of political and moral economies? He has published widely, in international peer-reviewed journals including New Media & Society, Cultural Politics, Qualitative Inquiry, Cultural Studies, and Environment & Planning D.