Dr. Giedo Jansen is Assistant Professor Regulation of Labour at the University of Amsterdam, AIAS-HSI. His research is multidisciplinary and spans various academic disciplines, including sociology, political science and labor relations.
In his current and previous academic positions, Giedo Jansen’s work often addresses the question how labour market inequalities translate to social, civic and political participation. He has published extensively on strikes and social dialogue, atypical employment relationships, precarious self-employment, union membership, and other forms of worker voice and interest representation. For his research on labor market flexibilization and self-employment, he was awarded a prestigious VENI grant from NWO (2014-2018). Currently, his research increasingly focuses on the ‘future of work’, and specifically studies how technological innovations (such as automation, digitalization, robotization) transform work structures and power relations.
Giedo’s current projects include a study into the platform economy of digitally-mediated and algorithmically managed ‘gig’ work. Together with Jeroen Meijerink and Victoria Daskalova, he is the editor of the book Platform Economy Puzzles: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Gig Work (Edward Elgar, 2021). Another current research line is Giedo’s work on workplace automation and reskilling and upskilling practices among workers. He is the principal investigator of two surveys projects (ODISSEI LISS Data Grant and UK Innovation Panel Grant) on automation risks and skill development and lifelong learning. Giedo has also co-authored several articles on digital inequalities and (digital) skills.
Giedo Jansen’s work in political science has mainly been in electoral research. Giedo holds a PhD (2011) from Radboud University Nijmegen on a thesis about social cleavages and voting behavior in modern democracies. In recent years, he has focused increasingly on local governance and democracy. He was the co-director of the Dutch Local Election Study 2018 (with Bas Denters), and is again the principal investigator of the Dutch Local Election Study 2022 (with Hans Vollaard). Finally, Giedo is also the research director of the Dutch Political Office-Holders Monitor, an integrated data-infrastructure on political representatives and executives in all 351 municipalities, 12 provinces and 25 waterboards.
Areas of expertise
• Economic and Political Sociology
• Employment and Labor Relations
• Automation of Work and Skills
• Digital economy, platform economy
• Political science, electoral research