Diana Enriquez is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Princeton University. She studies labor, technology, informal economies, and law, particularly in the US and Latin America (Mexico and Colombia). Her dissertation research focuses on high-skill freelancers as a subset of the alternative workforce facing new challenges before and during COVID-19. Her first article on freelancers was presented at the Federal Reserve (Atlanta) conference on Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market (2021). Other research projects examine the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on low income households (Socius 2020), pre-automation attempts in gig work (Sociologica 2021) and automated management on gig work platforms (AOM 2021). She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2013. Before the PhD., Diana was a researcher for a think tank/hedge fund in New York City and lead the research and fact checking team within TED’s Content and Editorial team.
Anthony Huaqui is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His areas of focus are labor process, race, and public policy. His first project was public policy focused and examined how institutional restructuring influences theoretical predictors for welfare benefit levels over time in the U.S., particularly for AFDC/TANF. His current dissertation project explores how Latinx immigrant taxi drivers in the Hudson Valley, NY work to retain control over the local ride-share industry against digital ride-share platforms, such as Uber and Lyft. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University in 2016.