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Agrarian Studio Expands with Future of Work Fellowship

Hadia Akhtar Khan, a post-doctoral associate, is working with Associate Professor Sarah Besky to build a scholarly community and host conferences at Cornell.
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Agrarian Studio Expands with Future of Work Fellowship

Right to Work with Dignity Examined

The human right to work and economic race discrimination are discussed in a new paper by Professor Emeritus James A. Gross.
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Right to Work with Dignity Examined

Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Postdoctoral fellow Youbin Kang will work with Professors Gleeson and Griffith to research recent policy changes by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

A Future of Work project is assessing what unfolds for both employees – and their hiring managers – during their first months on the job.
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Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

ILR WIDE Supporting Research by 22 Scholars

Grants are being offered to faculty and graduate students by ILR WIDE – Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education.
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ILR WIDE Supporting Research by 22 Scholars

Five Minutes of Mindfulness Can Help Improve Kids’ Reading

Cornell Chronicle
Research by Josh Felver, extension associate at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, shows that engaging middle-school students in brief mindfulness exercises could boost their reading performance.
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Five Minutes of Mindfulness Can Help Improve Kids’ Reading

Our Faculty

We host more full-time faculty involved in teaching and research that spans the broad range of work and employment disciplines than any other educational institution like us.

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Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library offers expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides, and access to premier collections. The collection consists of 250,000 volumes and 1500 serial subscriptions along with essential academic and practitioner databases and special format materials such as media and microforms. While many of these resources are academic in origin, we also collect directly from unions, corporations, governments, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, we are an International Labour Organization (ILO) Partner Library.

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The Kheel Center

Our library hosts the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives. The Kheel Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible special collections pertaining to the history of the workplace and labor relations.

Over the years, many individuals and organizations generously donated their valuable materials to the Kheel Center. For some organizations, the center is the official repository. 

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About the Kheel Center

Undergraduate Research

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Students involved in ILR's many research opportunities develop close relationships with faculty, become authors or coauthors of published articles, and present at conferences and meetings.


Find out more about undergraduate research at ILR.


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Centers and Institutes

Each of ILR's centers and institutes focuses on a particular workplace-related theme and provides an umbrella of support for broad research programs involving our faculty.

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Centers and Institutes

Research Resources

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ILR Press

ILR Press publishes books about workplace issues, labor, management, and social policy. Written from a variety of perspectives, these books appeal to a diverse readership that includes scholars and students throughout the social sciences; practitioners, and, increasingly, the general public. Widely regarded as the most distinguished publisher in the field, ILR Press was founded more than fifty years ago as the publishing division of the ILR School. It is an imprint of Cornell University Press.

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DigitalCollections@ILR offers electronic access to unique material that encompasses every aspect of the workplace, as a service of our Catherwood Library. We offer research and scholarly output, including journal articles, working papers, and reports that have been selected for inclusion in DC@ILR by the individual departments, centers, institutes, and programs within the ILR School, and deposited by authors or the staff at the Catherwood Library.

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ILR Review

The ILR Review is a peer-reviewed journal on work and employment issues. The Review is published by SAGE Publications. It is dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

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Future of Work Fellowships

Supporting Innovative Scholarship

The Future of Work Fellowship program offers research opportunities to promising scholars who seek to create understanding of the future of work, labor and employment.

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