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Student Fellows

The Worker Institute offers undergraduate research fellowships for the fall and spring semesters in Ithaca and summer opportunities in New York City and Ithaca. The fellowships provide students with a unique opportunity to contribute to important projects concerning workers and unions, expand their research skills, learn about the labor movement and potential career paths and interact with faculty, labor leaders and other fellows. Click here for more information on how to apply.


Click the names below to learn about their research experiences.

Spring 2014 Student Fellows 

Keanu Baker-Stryker, Unions and Inequality
Molly Beckhardt, Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety, a project affiliated with the Worker Institute
Garen Bostanian, Labor Law Clinic
Alexander Chakrin, Project Sandy: Labor, Environment and Sustainable Development
Neha Dutta, Research for the non-profit organization Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-U)
Ben Hollander, Unions and Inequality
Karen Li, Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety, a project affiliated with the Worker Institute
Emily Miller, Precarious Workers Research Network
Blair Mitchell, Young Workers and the Labor Movement
Simisola Obatusin, Labor Law Clinic
Susan Porter, Young Workers and the Labor Movement
Geoffrey Rosenthal, Precarious Workers Initiative
Andrew Soluk, Young Workers and the Labor Movement
Yuri Villatoro, Precarious Workers Project, specifically the Day Laborers Project and the Mobilizing against Inequality website
Luise Yang, Precarious Worker and Citizenship in China

Summer 2013 Student Fellows 

Laura Carver
Zach Cunningham
Savannah Norton
Susan Porter