Shannon Gleeson

Shannon Gleeson is Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Her research focuses on workplace rights, the experiences of immigrant workers, and the role of advocacy organizations in holding government bureaucracies accountable.

Her articles appear in a range of journals including the American Journal of SociologyCitizenship Studies,  International MigrationJournal of Ethics and Migration Studies, Labor Studies Journal, Latino Studies, Law & Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Science & Medicine, Sociological Perspectives, and WorkingUSA. Gleeson’s first book, Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston, was published in 2012 by Cornell University Press. Her second book, Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States, (accepted for publication, University of California Press) examines U.S. labor and employment laws, the challenges low-wage workers face when they come forward to file a claim, and their experiences in fighting for justice.

Shannon Gleeson
Labor Relations, Law, and History
ILR School
Ives Hall Faculty Wing, Room 379