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Katherine Nastovski has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Work and Labour Studies Program in the Department of Social Science at York University. From the University’s press release:

“Katherine Nastovski is an assistant professor in the Work and Labour Studies Program in the Department of Social Science at York University. Her research explores possibilities for transformative models of transnational trade union action, solidarity and co-ordination. Rooted in her experience as a union activist and educator, her community-engaged research agenda works to advance the field of global labour studies. On a practical level, her scholarship contributes to efforts to explore new strategic directions for building workers’ collective power and solidarity in light of the changing nature of work.

Nastovski is currently completing a book manuscript, titled Transnational Horizons: Workers in Canada Enter the Global Sphere (under contract with the University of Toronto Press). The book provides a dialectical analysis of the way workers and workers’ organizations in Canada have acted globally from the mid-1940s to the present. With attention to the social dimensions of transnational labour practices, the book advances a theoretical framework to understand how ideas of race, gender and citizenship shape transnational resistance strategies, and how racialized and gendered class formation in Canada continues to influence ideas of workers’ justice and responses to imperialism, colonialism, nationalism and the regulation of the border.”

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