I am currently Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and Labour Studies in the Department of Social Science and appointed to the Graduate Program in Sociology at York University. Following the completion of my PhD in Sociology and Political Economy from Carleton University, I held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2013-2015) at Ryerson University’s Department of Politics and Public Administration. In 2016, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. 20140510_175908 (2)

My work is interdisciplinary and broadly comparative. In particular, I am interested in work and labour market restructuring, public policy, political economy and social inequality. My current work revolves around two projects. The first explores how urban austerity has impacted public services and labour-management relations in Canadian cities and how these experiences differ and/or share parallels with international examples. The second investigates the ‘uberization’ of the charter fishing industry on Lake Ontario and the work-life implications this has had on operators, as well as potential risks this poses for consumers and fisheries more broadly. I am also conducting research on recreation services, living wage movements and internships. Since 2009, I have also been editor-in-chief of  Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research published by Athabasca University Press.

I can be reached by email at fanelli@yorku.ca or