I am an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Work and Labour Studies program in the Department of Social Science and appointed to the Graduate Programs in the Department of Politics, and Department of Sociology at York University. I teach and research in the areas of work and labour market restructuring, labour and employment law, public policy, political economy and social inequality.
My current work revolves around two main projects. The first explores how austerity has impacted public finances and services, as well as labour-management relations in Canada and how these experiences differ and/or share parallels internationally. The second investigates the emergence of global ‘living wage’ movements. I am also conducting research on the ‘right to disconnect’, Canadian politics, ‘gig’ work and emergent labour-community coalitions. Since 2009, I have also been editor-in-chief of Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research published by Athabasca University Press.