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Department Focus

As they study workers, employers, and the government policies affecting them, the faculty members of this department draw on the fields of anthropology, economics, history, law, labor relations, political science, and sociology.


Our courses in Global Labor and Work explore issues within the framework of American society, stress fundamental forces of change, and analyze texts and empirical data with methods drawn from the social sciences, the humanities, and the legal professions. Courses also cover topics such as globalization, development economics, union revitalization, labor and employment law, international labor rights, comparative industrial relations, international migration, cross-cultural organizational behavior, comparative social policy, labor and social movements, as well as courses on specific countries and world regions. We are also concerned with understanding and comparing labor and employment systems, and with analyzing the dynamics of globalization as they relate broadly to work and capital. Among the faculty are specialists on Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Chair
  • Edmund Ezra Day Professor


  • David M. Cohen ’73 Professor of Labor Relations
  • Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research
  • Director, Center for Applied Research on Work (CAROW)

  • Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work, ILR School

  • Professor, Global Labor and Work, ILR School, Cornell University

  • Assistant Professor in International Comparative Labor in the ILR School

  • Martin P. Catherwood Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations

  • Director of Labor Education Research
  • Senior Lecturer, Labor Relations, Law, and History

  • Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean
  • Martin F. Scheinman ’75, MS ’76, Professor of Conflict Resolution

  • Professor of Labor History

  • Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Employment Relations and Dispute Resolution

  • Professor of Economics and the John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor

  • Professor of Global Labor and Work , Cornell University ILR School

  • Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law and History

  • Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Faculty Development
  • Jean McKelvey-Alice Grant Professor

  • Research Professor
  • Director, ILR Ithaca Co-Lab

  • Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell ILR School

  • Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining

  • Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations

  • Proskauer Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professor

  • Professor of Labor and Employment Law, ILR School

  • Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History

  • Senior Lecturer, ILR School
  • Director, Speech & Debate Programs

  • Professor and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

  • Senior Lecturer, Director of Writing at ILR
  • Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellow

  • Assistant Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History

  • Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Law

  • Dean’s Engagement Fellow

  • Senior Lecturer Emeritus

  • Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Emeritus Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations
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Department of Global Labor and Work

Contact Information

374 Ives Faculty Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: (607) 255-4497
Fax: (607) 255-6840

Armando Flores
Administrative Assistant


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