Robert Dorshel is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology. His dissertation analyses the professional workforce of so-called “tech workers”. Robert is interested in the subjectivity of those responsible for the coding, designing and managing the digital technologies that permeate social space. His more extensive research interests concern the fields of labour, class, culture, and science and technology studies.
Robert has studied sociology and political science at Duke University, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Kiel. For his master’s thesis, which combined the theories of Bourdieu and Foucault to analyse the field of data science, he received the Best Thesis Award by the German Sociological Association. Robert has been a convener of the Cambridge Technology and New Media Research Cluster since the start of his PhD in 2019.