Michael McHugh is the Assistant Director of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium working primarily on the Platform Cooperative Development Kit, a new initiative homed at The New School working to develop cooperatives in the digital economy. From 2014 to 2018, he was a full-time employee of The New School’s Eugene Lang College and a part-time graduate student at The New School for Social Research. In May 2018, under the advisement of economist Richard D. Wolff and media theorist R. Trebor Scholz, he completed his master’s degree and graduate thesis on worker cooperatives, focusing on how The New School could transition to a cooperative structure.