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ILR Announces New Faculty

Several ILR School departments have welcomed new faculty members this fall.

“The four new faculty joining ILR this fall are all excellent scholars. They represent a commitment by the school to remain at the forefront of research and teaching about the major issues in work, labor and employment,” said Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, ILR’s Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean and Martin F. Scheinman ’75, M.S. ’76, Professor of Conflict Resolution.

Santiago Anria and Andrew Wolf are joining the school's new Global Labor and Work Department. Justin Bloesch is joining the Department of Economics, and James T. Carter is joining the Department of Organizational Behavior.

The new faculty members are:

Santiago Anria
Global Labor and Work

Santiago Anria

• Ph.D., Political Science (University of North Carolina)
• M.A., Latin American Studies (Simon Fraser University)
• Diploma, American Studies (Smith College)
• B.A., International Relations (Universidad del Salvador)

Anria has been an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Latin American Studies at Dickinson College since 2017, following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research.

During the 2021-22 academic year, he was the Cisneros Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Anria's research focuses on social movements and parties in Latin America and has appeared in journals and academic blogs.

His first book, "When Movements Become Parties" (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series, 2018), examines the origins, evolution and organizational models of parties formed by social movements. His second book project, with Ken Roberts, provides a new perspective on the causes and consequences of political polarization in Latin America.

Justin Bloesh

Justin Bloesch

• Ph.D., Economics (Harvard University)
• B.S., Economics (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Bloesh began at Cornell following a year as a postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia Business School and a macroeconomics analysis fellow with the Roosevelt Institute. He was an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 2014 to 2016.

Bloesh, whose research covers labor economics and macroeconomics, received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2022 after successfully defending his dissertation, "Essays in Labor Economics and Macroeconomics."

James T. Carter
Organizational Behavior

James Carter

• Ph.D., Management (Columbia University)
• M.Phil., Management (Columbia University)
• B.A., Psychology and English (Rice University)

Carter's research focuses on understanding the current diversity landscape by examining which diversity efforts successfully improve outcomes and stakeholder perceptions. His work aims to uncover the psychological and contextual factors that pose barriers and offer pathways to achieving diversity and inclusion.

He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2023 and has held numerous education and human resource services positions.

Andrew Wolf '10
Global Labor and Work

Andrew Wolf

• Ph.D., Sociology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
• M.S., Sociology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
• B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations (Cornell)

Wolf, a 2010 graduate of the ILR School, returned to Ithaca following a two-year position as a research fellow at the Workplace Justice Lab at Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations.

His research interests center around how the labor movement and governments respond to emerging labor market forms, such as the gig economy. Wolf's research is based on two years of ethnographic and survey work with two immigrant workers' centers in New York City and through his experience as an app-based food delivery worker. In particular, he focuses on the impacts of app-based employment on immigrant populations.

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