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Visiting Fellows

Each year ILR welcomes scholars from around the world to further their research and/or create new collaborative research partnerships in industrial and labor relations.

Positions are unpaid and offer no administrative support but do provide access to all of Cornell University's libraries. Visiting fellows are also invited to participate in ILR seminars and to present their research.

Graduate students currently enrolled at other institutions are not eligible for the Visiting Fellows Program. A PhD is one of the requirements. Cornell University cannot accommodate graduate students from other institutions who want to come to the ILR School for research or internships.

Becoming a Fellow

Becoming a Visiting Fellow in the ILR School is through nomination by an ILR faculty member. Visiting Fellow candidates must have pre-established, current academic and professional connections with faculty and research partners. We have a limited number of Visiting Fellow slots each year so appointments are selective.

Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school. This contribution may take the form of presentations of your research in faculty seminars within the school and the Cornell community. In keeping with U.S. visa eligibility rules, visitors must remain in residence at ILR for the term of the appointment.

Please email International Programs office for more details and questions.

Current Fellows

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China

Kevin Lin has studied labor and employment relations in China’s state-owned industrial enterprises, grassroots labor organizations, civil society and collective actions of rural migrant workers.

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Italy

Vincenzo Maccarrone is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence, Italy). Throughout his fellowship, he will investigate different forms of global labor governance.

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Indonesia

Yohanes Mean Duli is a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University.

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India

Devika Singh Shekhawat is a writer, educator and researcher from India.

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Canada

Leah F. Vosko, FRSC, is a Professor and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University.

Past Fellows

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Turkey

Atak Ayaz’ doctoral dissertation titled "Wine Complexities: Post-Industrial Production and Sentiments in Turkey" narrates the different phases of creation and various aspects of the valuation of qu

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Germany

Verena Bader is currently a postdoctoral research associate for the Chair for Human Resource Management and Organization Theory, Bundeswehr University Munich.

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Canada

Adelle Blackett, F.R.S.C., Ad. E., is Professor of Law and the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University.

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Germany

Tobias Blay is currently a research associate for the Chair of Human Resource Management and Asian Business (University of Goettingen, Germany).

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Italy

Monica Bolelli is a PhD Candidate at the IMPRS School, the graduate school of the Max Planck Institute of the Study of Society and the Universities of Duisburg-Essen and Köln.

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Canada

Mathieu Dupuis is a professor of labour relations in the Department of Industrial Relations at the University of Laval in Quebec City, Canada.

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Australia

Dr. Mario Fernando is a Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business and Law, and the Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Management at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

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Germany

Pauline’s research interests are in enforceable brand agreements and their potential to improve labour standards in global value chains.

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Belgium

Kamila Moulai is the Marie Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Rotterdam School of Management and a Fellow at the Howard Brain Science Foundation. Kamila earned her Ph.D.

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China

Junyue Qian's research interests are domestic work, labor market intermediaries, and the informal employment of domestic workers in contemporary China. She joined ILR as a visiting fellow.

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Denmark

Tilde Siglev is a visiting fellow at the ILR School from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University.

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Canada

Jelena's research at McMaster University, School of Labour Studies, focuses on the effects of digitalisation on the labour market institutions and participants; specifically, her dissertation explo

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China

Sanbai Sun is an associate professor in the School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China.

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India

Dipti Tamang holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

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China

Xiaoxian Wang’s research interests focus on the topic of labor relations of Chinese multinational enterprises in the Belt and Road Initiative countries.

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China

Xiji Zhu is an associate professor in Business School, Central University of Finance and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.