Lowell Turner, Cornell University

Professor Ithaca, New York lowell.turner@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-2279

Bio/Research

My current central focus in on a three-year, five-country study of Young Workers and the Labor Movement - in Germany, France, the Netherlands, UK and US. It has been gratifying to watch Maite Tapia, a recent PhD student and current assistant professor at Michigan State, blossom into a full co-dir...

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Bio/Research

My current central focus in on a three-year, five-country study of Young Workers and the Labor Movement - in Germany, France, the Netherlands, UK and US. It has been gratifying to watch Maite Tapia, a recent PhD student and current assistant professor at Michigan State, blossom into a full co-director of this project. Together we have developed the research proposal, selected the participants, secured the grant (300,000 euros from the Hans Boeckler Foundation), and now coordinate the work of five country teams of researchers. We are now in the second year, in-depth case studies by all country teams, following a lively workshop in Paris in September 2015 that brought all project researchers together.

Past research has focused on Immigrant workers and unions in Germany, France, Britain and the U.S., resulting in an ILR Press book published in April 2014, with an accompanying interactive website to update research and dialogue on this topic among a wide range of scholars and practitioners.

Earlier research focused on various aspects of comparative labor movements, social partnership in Germany, the impacts on labor of German unification, labor movement revitalization at home and abroad, and contemporary labor and politics in the U.S. and Europe.


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