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Visiting Fellow Profile

Antonio Álvarez del Cuvillo


Country of Origin:  Spain
Visiting Period:    April 3st – May 30th 2012
Faculty Sponsor:   Prof. Lance Compa

Background & Previous Experience:
Antonio Álvarez del Cuvillo is an associate professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor) at the School of Work Sciences (Facultad de Ciencias del Trabajo), University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. in Law and a dual undergraduate degree in Law and Social Anthropology. He was previously Assistant Professor at the Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain and has been a Visiting Fellow at Brescia University (Italy), COMPTRASEC, Montesquieu IV University (Bordeaux, France) and Cambridge University (UK).

His previous research has focused on labor relations in small businesses, redundancy and dismissal, anti-discrimination law and immigration (he also collaborates with Federación Andalucía Acoge, a pro-immigrant NGO). In each of these cases, his underlying intellectual concern has been the effectiveness of labor regulation. He is very interested in the contradictions between formal regulation and social (or even legal) practice.

Current research:
Prof. Álvarez del Cuvillo is preparing a monograph about employment discrimination law from both a theorethical and socio-legal perspective. This work is related to a research project about labor regulation and segmentation of labor markets. He is currently visiting the ILR in order to deepen his understanding about US anti-discrimination regulation: origins and evolution, case law, new developments, theoretical approaches, etc. At present, he is particularly interested in diversity management.

Research interests:
Immigration, discrimination law, redundancy and dismissal, small business

- Antonio Álvarez del Cuvillo