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Paola Tubaro

I am an economic sociologist, interested in social networks and their role in the coordination of economic action in markets, organisations, and internet platforms. Since January 2016, I have been employed as a senior research scientist at CNRS, working at Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI) on the Saclay campus just south of Paris. This is a major computer science centre and my mission is to build bridges with the social sciences to develop research around big data, the digital economy, and social networks. There, I have just started a research project on the “collaborative economy” of online platforms and how they create value from the social ties in which economic action is embedded.

In addition, I teach Sociology of social networks in a masters' programme jointly delivered by EHESS, ENS and ENSAE in Paris. In Britain, I am a Visting Professor at the University of Greenwich, London, where I supervise three PhD students; an external examiner at University College London, Institute of Education; and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In Italy, I am external member of the doctoral studies committee in the department of economics of the University of Insubria, Varese.

I am a member of the Associate Boards of the journals Sociology and of Revue Française de Sociologie. I co-convene the Social Networks Analysis Group of British Sociological Association (BSA-SNAG), and I have co-organised the second European Social Network Analysis Conference (EUSN), which took place in Paris in June 2016.

Until December 2015, I was Reader (about the equivalent of a tenured Associate Professor) at the University of Greenwich, London, where I directed the doctoral programme (PhD, MPhil and Master’s by Research) in business, and I coordinated research within the department of international business and economics.

More information is in my blog:

Journal articles29 documents

Books3 documents

Book sections9 documents

Other publications6 documents

  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Notre vie privée, un concept négociable. 2018. ⟨hal-01885452⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. Social Networks: face-to-face and online ties at OuiShare Fest. Texte court \href. 〈hal-01666817〉
  • Antonio Casilli, Paola Tubaro. Rethinking ethics in social-network research. Texte de vulgarisation publié dans The Conversation, une version française existe également. 2017. 〈hal-01666784〉
  • Diviyan Kalainathan, Olivier Goudet, Philippe Caillou, Michele Sebag, Paola Tubaro. Conditions objectives de travail et ressenti des individus : le rôle du management. 2017, pp.12. ⟨hal-01742592⟩
  • Paola Tubaro. “PRO” ANA? SOCIABILITY AND SUPPORT IN EATING DISORDER ONLINE COMMUNITIES. Article published in "Discover Society" (, a free online journal to p.. 2014, 〈hal-01300343〉
  • Paola Tubaro. WHY ONLINE PRIVACY IS NOT DEAD: NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT IN SOCIAL MEDIA. This is an article published in "Discover Society" (n.5, 2014), an online journal aiming to diffu.. 2014, 〈hal-01300353〉

Preprints, Working Papers, ...5 documents

  • Clément Le Ludec, Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. How many people microwork in France? Estimating the size of a new labor force. 9 pages, 1 figure, 7 tables. The article is part of the DiPLab ("Digital Platform Labor") researc.. 2019. 〈hal-02012731〉
  • Clément Le Ludec, Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli. Combien de personnes micro-travaillent en France ? Estimer l'ampleur d'une nouvelle forme de travail. Il s'agit de la version française du document arxiv 1901.03889 (HAL 02012731). Publié dans les .. 2019. 〈hal-02021525〉
  • Paola Tubaro, Antonio Casilli, Lise Mounier. Eliciting personal network data in web surveys through participant-generated sociograms. Préprint de l'article accepté pour publication dans Field Methods, vol. 26, n. 2, 2014. 2012. 〈hal-00745617〉
  • Juliette Rouchier, Paola Tubaro. An organization that transmits opinion to newcomers. 2010. 〈halshs-00503193〉