Leah F. Vosko is Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University where she conducts research on labour market insecurity in Canada in an international context.
Her latest book, Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment (2010), is published with Oxford University Press, UK and her recent co-edited collection, Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity, published by McGill-Queen’s University press, appeared in Spring 2014.
Leah’s current research focuses partly on access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers and employment standards enforcement. She is presently Principal Investigator of “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs,” a SSHRC Partnership Grant concerned with employment standards enforcement, and three research and teaching databases supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation – the Gender and Work Database (GWD), the Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), and the Global Employment Standards Database (GESD). She participates in the Policy Component of On the Move.
Vosko, Leah F. (2014). “Tenuously Unionized: Temporary Migrant Workers and the Limits of Formal Mechanisms Designed to Promote Collective Bargaining in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Law Journal. 43, 4, December: 451-84.
Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “National Sovereignty and Transnational Labour: the case of Mexican seasonal agricultural workers in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Relations Journal. 56, 44: 514–532.
Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “‘Rights without Remedies’: Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 50.4: 845-873.
Gender & Work Database: www.genderwork.ca/gwd
Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database: www.genderwork.ca/cpd