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Why Many Americans Are Drawn to the Gig Economy
NPR Morning Edition
March 11, 2019  5:03 AM ET
David Greene talks to sociologist Alexandrea Ravenelle about her book Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, which examines how companies treat their front-line workers.
What is the gig economy?
The Young Turks 
Feb. 28, 2019
The gig economy is quietly undermining a century of worker protections
By Ephrat Livni
Feb. 26, 2019
Making Steady Work of Unsteady Work
Jefferson Exchange
Feb. 15, 2019
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Alexandrea Ravenelle, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Urban and Regional Studies; and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. 

Her first book, Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy,  was published by the University of California Press in March 2019.

Ravenelle is working on two mixed methods research projects: Work in the Time of COVID-19, funded by a NSF RAPID Response grant, to study the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on precarious and gig workers in New York City, and After the Hustle, funded through a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation inaugural Knowledge Challenge grant, examining the impact of high-status gig work and sudden platform closings on gig economy entrepreneurs.

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'Hustle and Gig': What it's like working in the gig economy
Yahoo Finance Video
Feb 5, 2019, 11:17 AM
Alexandrea Ravenelle, author of Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, joins Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Melody Hahm, and Myles Udland to discuss the ups and downs of working in the gig economy.
The Gig Economy: Utopia or Dystopia?
Mavericks Magazine
Spring 2019
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Millennials don’t want to own things. Startups are eager to help
San Francisco Chronicle
By Carolyn Said
Sept. 10, 2018
The Gig is Up
365 Fifth newletter
Dec. 12, 2017
Part-time gig: Is the sharing economy worth it?

By Sarah Ripplinger

Nov. 23, 2017

Shared economy: Many more Americans are participating, but why?
The Christian Science Monitor
By Ben Rosen
May 19, 2016 

Delitev iz obupa: Ekonomija delitve ali širitev kapitalizma, ki jo poganja zniževanje življenjske ravni
Translated: Dividing out of despair: the sharing economy, driven by the lowering of the standard of living
By Klemen Kosak
Dec. 24, 2015 
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