Mirela Ivanova is a researcher at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at the European-University Viadrina, currently working on the research project “The algorithm as your boss”. The study investigates algorithmically mediated work from an interdisciplinary perspective and attempts to understand how algorithmic management is constructed in the social practice. Her main research interests include the sociology of work, the sociology of social inequalities, and historical sociology.
Before joining the CIHR, Mirela conducted a research traineeship at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels, where she worked on project focusing on the dynamics of trade union finances. She was a fellow of the ASA-Program of the German development aid organization Engagement Global, where she led a research project on youth unemployment in the rural regions of Georgia in cooperation with an international NGO. She also contributed to research projects at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin and the National Commission for Combating Human Trafficking in Sofia.
Mirela holds a B.A. in Sociology from Sofia University and M.A in Sociology of European Societies from the Free University of Berlin.