Dr Callum Cant

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Management and Marketing
Dr Callum Cant



I am a Senior Lecturer in Management at Essex Business School, where my research focuses on work, crisis and technology. I am expert member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, and a research affiliate of the Oxford Internet Institute. I also edit Notes from Below, a workers’ inquiry platform that studies the contemporary economy from the ground up.


Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (1/10/2021 - 24/11/2023)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Work, Crisis, Technology

Our current moment is fundamentally defined by an ongoing systemic destabilisation. I am interested in understanding this process from the workers' point of view, and understanding of it is changing workers' day to day experiences.

Key words: Algorithmic management
Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (BE486)


Journal articles (8)

Muldoon, J., Cant, C., Wu, B. and Graham, M., (2024). A Typology of AI Data Work. Big Data and Society. 11 (1)

Muldoon, J., Cant, C., Graham, M. and Ustek, F., (2023). The Poverty of Ethical AI: Impact Sourcing and AI Supply Chains. AI and Society: the journal of human-centered systems and machine intelligence

Alyanak, O., Cant, C., López Ayala, T., Badger, A. and Graham, M., (2023). Platform work, exploitation, and migrant worker resistance: Evidence from Berlin and London. The Economic and Labour Relations Review. 34 (4), 667-688

Woodcock, J. and Cant, C., (2022). Platform Worker Organising at Deliveroo in the UK: From Wildcat Strikes to Building Power. Journal of Labor and Society. 25 (2), 220-236

Cole, M., Cant, C., Ustek Spilda, F. and Graham, M., (2022). Politics by Automatic Means? A Critique of Artificial Intelligence Ethics at Work. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. 5

Englert, S., Woodcock, J. and Cant, C., (2020). Digital Workerism: Technology, Platforms, and the Circulation of Workers’ Struggles. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 18 (1), 132-145

Cant, C. and Mogno, C., (2020). Platform Workers of the World, Unite! The Emergence of the Transnational Federation of Couriers. South Atlantic Quarterly. 119 (2), 401-411

Cant, C. and Woodcock, J., (2020). Fast Food Shutdown: From disorganisation to action in the service sector. Capital and Class. 44 (4), 513-521

Books (1)

Cant, C., (2019). Riding for Deliveroo Resistance in the New Economy. Polity. 1509535519. 9781509535514

Book chapters (1)

Cant, C. and Woodcock, J., (2021). The cycle of struggle: Food platform strikes in the UK 2016-18. In: The Gig Economy: Workers and Media in the Age of Convergence. 256- 268



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