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Daniel Greene

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies


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Daniel Greene is a critical, forward-thinking researcher exploring how the future of work is built and who is included in that future. His first book, The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope, was published by MIT Press in 2021, when it received the McGannon Prize for the best book of the year on media and activism. The Promise of Access draws on five years of fieldwork with Washington D.C.'s schools, libraries, and start-ups to explore how the digital workforce is being trained and how this mission changes the spirit and structure of public institutions. Attentive to both the everyday problems of making a living and the big picture questions about how and why we work the way we do, Greeneā€™s other research projects extends this focus on technology, labor, and economic and racial inequality into domains such as automated hiring, biometrics, and police surveillance. Throughout this research program, he has collaborated with international partners in industry, law, and the union movement.

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