Saba Rebecca Brause
Saba Rebecca Brause is a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich, Switzerland. She also works as an associated researcher with the Research Group “Digital Economy, Internet Ecosystem, and Internet Policy” at the Weizenbaum-Institute, where she was a research assistant until October 2021. She holds an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, as well as a master’s in communication and a bachelor’s in political and social sciences from Sciences Po Paris.
Fields of Research
Platform labour, platform worker organizing, union renewal, technologies in everyday life, communication, science and technology studies.
Brause, S. R., & Blank, G. (2020). Externalized domestication: Smart speaker assistants, networks and domestication theory. Information, Communication & Society, 0(0), 1–13, (online: https://doi.org/10.1080/
Brause, S. R. & Blank, G. (2020) „Privacy concerns and protective behaviour for Smart Speaker Assistants”. 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
Brause, S., & Blank, G. (2019). Smart Voice Assistants: Early Adopters’ Uses and Implications for the Study of the Internet. American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, New York City.
Brause, S. R. (2019) “Trade union strategies towards gig economy workers”. PhD Colloquium. International Network on Digital Labor-1 conference.
Brause, S. R., & Blank, G. (2019). „Externalized domestication: Smart speaker assistants, networks and domestication theory”. 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.