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Ambrose Curtis

Ambrose Curtis

Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences


Education:

  1. B.A., University of Rhode Island, 2013
  2. M.A., University of Rhode Island, 2015
  3. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2021

Ambrose Curtis’ research is concerned with the ways in which marginalized populations are exploited by large corporations through precarious labor, as labor paradigms trend increasingly towards digital and sharing economies. Entitled, “Design of a New-Age Conglomerate: Examining Amazon INCs Infrastructure and the Evolution of the Contemporary Digital Conglomerate” his dissertation project focuses on the ways groups at the lower end of the socio-economic hierarchy find themselves engaging in precarious labor for the benefit of Amazon as it continues to expand its empire. Building on economist Guy Standing’s examination of the “precariat” the project argues that despite the promises that Amazon makes to its army of laborers and potential laborers, the realities of the working conditions, expectations, and compensation are in-fact precarious. Professor Curtis currently teaches Public Speaking (CAS 100), and looks forward to teaching other exciting courses in the future.