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Shannon Gleeson

ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar 2021-22

Shannon Gleeson is professor of Labor Relations, Law, & History at the Cornell ILR School.  She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the University of California, Berkeley and was previously on the faculty of the Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her books include "Accountability across Borders: Migrant Rights in North America" (University of Texas Press, 2019, edited with Xóchitl Bada), "Building Citizenship From Below: Precarity, Migration, and Agency" (Routledge, 2017, edited with Marcel Paret), "Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States" (University of California Press, 2016), "The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants" (Routledge, 2014, edited with John Park), and "Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston" (Cornell University Press, 2012). Her ongoing National Science Foundation – funded research with Els de Graauw examines the local implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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