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Ben Zefeng Zhang

Former Research Fellow

Ben Zefeng Zhang is a researcher in Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing, and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI).

His research interests include digitally mediated labor, mobility, data/infrastructure, and marginality. His dissertation project aims to understand the intricate relationship between labor, mobility, infrastructure, and socio-cultural narratives in the context of data production in context of China.

During his three-month fellowship at the Weizenbaum Institute, Ben will collaborate with Dr. Milagros Miceli and Tianling Yang on a study titled “Turning Data into Assets: Labor, Algorithms, Policy, and the Case of China’s Emerging Data Trading Infrastructure.”

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group: Data, Algorithmic Systems and Ethics

03.02.24 - 03.05.24


Social Media:

Twitter: @bzfzhang


University of Michigan