I received my PhD in Sociology and Political Economy from Carleton University; MA in Sociology and BA in Political Science and Sociology both from York University. From 2013-2015 I held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Ryerson University’s Department of Politics and Public Administration and, in 2016, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. I am currently Assistant Professor of Work and Labour Studies in the Department of Social Science and appointed to the graduate program in Sociology at York University. 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. 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