ILR Theme Research

Incentives awarded to investigate workplace technology changes
Technology and the Evolution of Work
Friday, January 12, 2018

The second round of grants for ILR’s theme project, “Technology and the Evolution of Work,” are going to resident and extension faculty, staff, and undergraduate students for a range of projects.

As digital technology, artificial intelligence and algorithms change how work will be done, what will be the impact on workers, human resources and the general work climate and culture?

What will human-technology working relationships look like? Can we anticipate the negative and positive affects to determine, or hypothesize, what adjustments will be needed?

The ILR community is invited for conversation around these types of theme project questions at a 3 p.m. Feb. 1 reception in the lobby outside ILR Career Services. Awardees and their projects will be highlighted.

The second group of awardees and their projects are:

Lee Adler, extension faculty
“Analyzing the Clash Between Technology's Troubling Workplace Promises and Humanity's Hopes”

Regina Duffey Moravek, staff
“Preparing and Retooling as Campus Recruitment Shifts to Automation”

Samantha Falchook and Jamie Morganstern, undergraduate students
“A Panel Event:  Combining Research Insights and Industry Experience”

Maria Figueroa, extension faculty, and Ileen DeVault, faculty
“Policy Conference on Responses to Precarious Work:  Examining Technology's Impacts on the Employment Relationship”

Eli Friedman, faculty
“Technology and Work in China”

Adam Litwin, faculty
“The Impact of Technological Change on Work and Workers: An Industry Studies Approach”

KC Wagner, extension faculty, and Sanjay Pinto, Worker Institute fellow
Project title: “Creating a New Code? Tech Platforms as a Basis for Worker Empowerment”

For more information about the theme project, visit