Jelke Bosma is a PhD candidate within the Platform Labor project. His research looks into the urban opportunities and challenges of Airbnb, questioning how Airbnb affects racial, gender and class inequalities in cities and neighborhoods. The project comprises a comparative ethnographic study that examines Airbnb's impact in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York, and aims to bring together perspectives on tourism, gentrification, asset-based welfare, and real estate speculation.
Jelke’s past research has focused on policy instruments, urban theory and (buy-to-let) housing. He holds an MSc in Urban Studies (cum laude) and BA in Human Geography and Urban Planning (cum laude), both from the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Centre for Urban Studies and assistant web editor for the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.