Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

Mira Wallis

Mira Wallis SW



Mira Wallis is a research associate and doctoral candidate at BIM and at the Institute for European Ethnology (IfEE) at Humboldt University Berlin. Most recently, she worked in the research project "Digitalisation of Labour and Migration" (2018-2022).

Previously, she worked at the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) and the Institute for Sociology and Cultural Organisation (ISKO) at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She completed her studies at the IfEE (M.A.) and the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Free University of Berlin (B.A.), with stays abroad in Cape Town and Istanbul.

Her dissertation investigates digital platform labour (so-called crowdwork) in Germany and Romania and locates this new form of home-based work in the nexus of digital labour, (im)mobility, and social reproduction. The project aims to understand how crowdwork platforms reconfigure forms and practices of mobility and immobility, thereby transforming not only relations of production but also conditions of reproduction.


Research Interests

  • Labour, mobility and migration
  • Digital transformation, platform economy and crowdwork
  • Social reproduction and (digital) home-based work


Selected Publications


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