Alexandra Seehaus

Alexandra Seehaus


Joined the PhD programm of LUBS in October 2019, funded by the Work and Employment Department. 

My doctoral research aims to understand how workers in the food delivery sector in Germany and the UK make sense of inequality in the workplace and in everyday life. It investigates in how far food couriers think about society in terms of class and what collective identities they are forming.

Prior to starting the PhD, I was a research assistant in the PREWORK project at Free University of Berlin, which examined social consciousness, life strategies and civic activism of young precarious workers in Poland and Germany. Participating in research on the life stories of young workers in the UK and Greece I continued to work on a comparative perspective on the normalization of precarity and class consciousness among young workers. My research targets class and labour relations in financial capitalism and aims to understand how the experience and perception of inequality shapes political mobilisation. 

Research interests

Plattform Economy and precarious work 
Class relations in modern capitalist societies


  • MA Economic and Financial Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • BA Social Science, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change