Julian Posada

Julian Posada

Assistant Professor

Yale University

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Yale University and a member of the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and the Yale Institute for Foundations of Data Science.

My 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.

My current project investigates the dynamics between human labor and data production in the artificial intelligence industry. Incorporating elements of 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.

  • Platform Labor
  • Data Studies
  • Social Computing
  • Digital Ethics
  • Information Policy
  • PhD in Information, 2022

    University of Toronto

  • Master in Sociology, 2018

    School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

  • Maîtrise in the Humanities, 2016

    Sorbonne University


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(2024). Deeply Embedded Wages. Big Data & Society.


(2023). Labor, Automation, and Human-Machine Communication. The SAGE Handbook of Human–Machine Communication.

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(2023). Platform Authority and Data Quality. Decoding Digital Authoritarianism.

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(2022). Documenting Data Production Processes. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 6(CSCW2).

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(2022). The Data-Production Dispositif. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 6(CSCW2).

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(2022). Embedded Reproduction in Platform Data Work. Information, Communication & Society, 25(6).


(2022). Studying Up Machine Learning Data. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 6 (GROUP).

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(2021). We Haven’t Gone Paperless Yet. AIES ‘21: Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.

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(2021). Why AI Needs Ethics From Below. AI Now Institute.

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(2020). The Future of Work Is Here. Ethics in Context, 56.

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(2020). Platform Labour Discourse. Democratic Communiqué, 29(1).

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(2019). The Platformization of Labor and Society. Society and the Internet, Vol. 2.

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