I received my PhD in Sociology and Political Economy from Carleton University; MA in Sociology, and BA in Political Science and Sociology from York University. From 2013-2015 I held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Ryerson University’s Department of Politics and Public Administration where I continue to teach. From 2014 to 2015, I was Scholar-In-Residence at the Global Labour Research Centre at York University. Since 2016 I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Occupational Therapy, Western University, working on the SSHRC-funded Insight Grant: Possibilities and Boundaries in the Socio-Political Shaping of Unemployment – How Service Providers and Service Seekers Negotiate Long-Term Unemployment, led by Dr. Debbie Rudman.

I am also involved in two additional projects: The first concerns how municipal austerity and labour-management relations in Canadian cities differs and/or resembles urban austerity initiatives internationally and to explain what accounts for such differences. The second research program in which I am engaged as a Collaborator with Principle Investigator Dr. Bryan Evans, is a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant entitled: Policy Engagement at Multiple Levels of Governance: A Case Study of Living Wage and Minimum Wage Policy. This project compares and contrasts how the Canadian living wage movement has responded to low waged and precarious work, with living wage movements found in the US and Europe. 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 carlo.fanelli@ryerson.ca or