Gali Racabi is a third year S.J.D. (doctoral) candidate at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on how Uber drivers organize and engage in labor-like collective action in U.S. cities. In his research, Gali focuses on studying the interaction between workers, unions, Uber and local regulators. In various case studies, he found that the nature of ‘technological disruption’ varies, and susceptible to contemporary legal and political institutions. His research has received support from the Program on Negotiation (HLS) Next Generation Grant, and from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
As a Doctoral Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and innovation, he will analyze the struggles labor, Uber and regulators had at various U.S. cities and states over local taxi regulations and employment standards. Using both in-depth case studies (Boston, NYC, and Seattle) and broad canvassing, he seeks to understand how can we settle local governance with technological-led disruption. Before beginning his S.J.D. Gali completed his LL.M at Harvard Law School, and a joint B.A-LL.B program at Haifa University, Israel.