IPN Postgrad Seminar 2: Dian Fatmawati on ‘Gig’ Work and Earnings

On Wednesday 5 October, the IPN continued its Postgraduate Seminar Series with Dian Fatmawati’s (PhD candidate, SSPS) presentation. Dian spoke about her research in a presentation entitled ‘Gig’ Work and Earnings: The Case of Ride-Hailing Drivers in Indonesia. Dian shared the findings of one chapter of her PhD dissertation, such as the link between tenure and earnings among Gojek drivers. She also spoke about the role of solidarity, tech-savviness, and other variables in influencing the potential earnings of Gojek drivers. The seminar ended with a lively question-and-answer session, where Dian addressed questions from the in-person audience attending in Melbourne as well as friends attending via Zoom.

The IPN Postgraduate Seminar Series invites postgraduates to present their research among their peers in a safe, inviting space. Presentations can take various forms, such as individual papers, joint presentations on a theme, or conversations, and do not need to consist of finished work. Instead, the seminar aims to be a place where presenters can sound off new ideas and obtain feedback, so drafts, works-in-progress and new concepts are welcome. If you are interested in presenting at future sessions of the IPN Postgraduate Seminar Series, please contact the IPN at indopostgradnetwork@gmail.com with your topic, a brief abstract and a bio of yourself.