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 Program in Sociology at York University. 

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 emergence of living wage movements in Canadian and international contexts. I am also conducting research on unpaid internships, ‘gig’ work and 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.

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