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Gleeson, Lyon lead project studying labor migration programs

Shannon Gleeson, the Edmund Ezra Day Professor and chair of the ILR School’s Global Labor and Work Department, and Beth Lyon, associate dean for experiential education and clinical law professor at the Cornell Law School, have been selected to anchor the U.S. portion of a study examining migrant workers in the labor markets of high-income settler-colonial countries.

The overarching project, “Liberating Migrant Labor? International Mobility Programs in Settler-Colonial Contexts,” is being run by York University’s Leah Vosko, who received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Vosko is an ILR visiting scholar for the 2023-24 academic year. 

“This is a very exciting collaboration to be involved with,” said Gleeson, who holds a joint appointment with the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and serves as co-chair of Cornell Migrations. “There is a pressing need for investigation of the conditions and outcomes of new 'international mobility programs' alongside traditional temporary labor migration programs within the context of settler-colonial states.”

Read the full story on the ILR website.
Julie Greco is a Senior Communications Specialist in the ILR School.

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