The Future of Work and Workers: Insights from US Labour Studies


  • Tobias Schulze-Cleven Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Todd E. Vachon Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Author Biographies

Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tobias Schulze-Cleven is an associate professor and co-director of the Center for Global Work and Employment at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. His research examines the comparative political economy of labor markets and higher education in the rich democracies. Trained as a political scientist and working in a department of labor studies and employment relations, Schulze-Cleven engages across disciplines to understand the politics of work in the digital era. He has published in outlets such as Comparative Political Studies, German Politics, Higher Education, Journal of Industrial Relations, New Political Economy, and Politics & Society.

Todd E. Vachon, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Todd E. Vachon is director of the Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. His research agenda seeks to understand the structural origins and consequences of inequality and the struggles of ordinary people to achieve greater equality and dignity through education, organizations, and movements. To this end, Vachon has published widely on labor and social movements, social stratification, and the intersection of work and environmental issues in journals such as Socius, Social Science Research, Labor Studies Journal, Sociological Forum, and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society