Faculty Members


Carlo Fanelli

Profile: Carlo’s Website
(PhD, Carleton University)
Email: fanelli@yorku.ca
Twitter: @carlofanelli
Campus Address: 730 South Ross Building
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 44097
Teaching and Research:
WKLS Program Coordinator. Labour market restructuring; gig economy; globalization and unions; public finances and employment; Ontario and Toronto Politics; nonprofit sector work; social inequality and social movements.

Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Profile: Carla’s LA&PS Profile page
(PhD, Université de Montréal)
Email: carlalm@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 761A South Ross Building
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 33751
Teaching and Research:
She is the 2018 winner of the SSHRC Impact Award (Partnership Category) and the 2018 Sefton-Williams Award for Contributions to Labour Relations. Interests: Trade unions, globalization and work, the impact of climate change on work and employment; Canadian, Quebec and Australian labour; professions and labour markets.

Katherine Nastovski

Profile: Katherine’s Website
(PhD, York University)
Email: nastov@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 728 South Ross Building
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 77814
Teaching and Research:
Katherine's research and teaching interests include Global Labour Studies; Labour Transnationalism; International Solidarity; Imperialism and Colonialism; Workers' Movements; Race, Gender, Citizenship and Work; Labour Geography; Anti-Racist Marxist Feminist Theory.

Sessional Faculty

Andrew Langille

Profile: Andrew’s Website
(ML, Osgoode)
Email: youthandwork@gmail.com
Campus Address: c/o 783 North Ross Building
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 77805
Teaching and Research:
Andrew is a Toronto-based labour lawyer and an internationally recognized labour law scholar. His research on the legal regulation of the school-to-labour market transition has been utilized by a large number of organizations, including the Tax Court of Canada, the Law Commission of Ontario, and Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman.

David Langille

Profile: David’s LinkedIn site
Email: langille@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 831 North Ross Building
Teaching and Research:
A political economist by training, David’s research and writing deals with corporate power and the role of social movements in maintaining democracy. Interests: Political economy, social movements, health policy, and work & labour.

Kate Laxer

(PhD, York University)
Email: ktlaxer@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 009 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 22075
Teaching and Research:
Kate’s research focuses on workers in health and social care with particular attention to issues of gender, race/ethnicity, immigration, support work, and precariousness.

Cosku Celik

Profile: Cosku’s CV
(PhD, Middle East Technical University)
Email: cosku@yorku.ca
Campus Address: c/o 672 North Ross Building
Phone: 416.736.5265
Teaching and Research:
Cosku’s research focusses on extractive investments, rural change, and patterns of proletarianization in the countryside of Turkey, including the transformation of women’s productive and reproductive work in the Global South.

Associated Faculty

Luann Good Gingrich

Profile: Luann’s LA&PS Profile
(PhD, University of Toronto)
Email: luanngg@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 850 Kaneff Tower
Phone: 416.736.2100 x 20028
Teaching and Research: Luann is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York University. Using an approach to critical analysis of social systems based in Reflexive Sociology (Bourdieu), Popular Education (Freire), Institutional Ethnography (Smith) and Community-Based Research, her research aims to describe and measure the processes and outcomes of social exclusion and inclusion.

Viviana Patroni

Profile: Viviana's LA&PS Profile
Email: vpatroni@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 833B North Ross Building
Phone : 416.736.2100 x 33752
Teaching and Research: Viviana is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director of the Development Studies (DVST) Program.

Kelly Pike

Profile: Kelly's LA&PS Profile
Email: kpike@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 150M Atkinson Building
Phone : 416.736.2100 x 22939
Teaching and Research: Kelly Pike earned her PhD from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She specializes in the role of worker voice and participation in the regulation of international labour standards, with a particular focus on the global garment industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research contributes to the literature on regulating labour in global value chains. Her most recent publications appear in ILR Review, Journal of Developing Societies, and the ILO Better Work Discussion Paper series. More info at her profile page link.

Jennifer A. Stephen

Profile: Jennifer's LA&PS Profile
(PhD, University of Toronto/OISE)
Email: stephenj@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 129 Founders College
Phone : 416.736.2100 x 66930
Teaching and Research: Jennifer is an Associate Professor Current areas of research include: working time and new technologies; labour, austerity, and populism in urban North America; and the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada.

Mark P. Thomas

Profile: Mark’s LA&PS Profile
(PhD, York University)
Email: mpthomas@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 2150 Vari Hall
Phone : 416.736.2100 x 77985
Teaching and Research: Mark is an Associate Professor whose current areas of research include working time and new technologies; labour, austerity, and populism in urban North America; and the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada.

Leah F. Vosko

Profile: Leah’s LA&PS Profile
(PhD, York University)
Email: lvosko@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 618 Kaneff Tower
Phone : 416.736.2100 x 33157
Teaching and Research: Leah's research examines employment standards enforcement and deportability among workers labouring transnationally.