Shuang Lu Frost
Shuang Frost is anthropologist of technology, economy and social policy with a regional focus on China. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate of social anthropology at Harvard University, with a secondary field in Science, Technology, and Society. In her dissertation, she explores the production and contestation of ethical values on ridesharing platforms in China, narrating how local actors such as corporate managers in Didi’s headquarter, taxi drivers, and on-demand drivers each interpret, negotiate and resistant platform ethics in their everyday practices.
With broad research interest in technology, political economy, and urban studies, she has studied issues including algorithmic governance and labor relations of on-demand platforms, precarious living conditions in global cities, business history of infrastructural industries, etc.
She is particularly interested in using her research findings to make social policies that could empower individuals in global technological transformations. She is currently serving as the China representative for global think tank The Future Society, working on artificial intelligence policy research and community building between academia, governments, and industries.
Shuang earned her M.A. degree in sociocultural anthropology at Columbia University and her B.A. at Shanghai International Studies University.