Aleksandra is joining ASCA as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Platform Labor project (starting 1 January 2021).
She completed her PhD (cum laude) at the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her doctoral research investigated patterns and divergences of neoliberal restructuring in urban contexts, focusing in particular on New York City, Johannesburg and Stockholm. She has also conducted research on authoritarian neoliberalism in the Balkans.
Her postdoctoral project is concerned with studying the dynamic, mutually constitutive relationship between digital platforms and contemporary forms of neoliberalism. In particular, she is interested in how neoliberal institutional contexts have nurtured different forms of platformization, and how platformization has, in turn, reconstituted the institutional frameworks underpinning neoliberalism.
She also holds a joint MA degree (cum laude) in Public Policy from ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, as well as a BA (honors) in Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC.