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CRIMT visiting researcher from July to August

We are pleased to announce that Luis L.M. Aguiar will be a CRIMT visiting researcher from July to August.

Luis L.M. Aguiar is associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Dr. Aguiar’s work focuses on building cleaners and the organizing attempts to unionize them internationally. While at the CRIMT, he will continue to research and write on his current SSHRC funded study of the SEIU’s set up of a global division to partner with unions elsewhere to organize workers, including building cleaners. The idea of ‘partnership’ between the SEIU and other unions, as well as the SEIU Justice for Janitors model to organizing cleaners beyond the US, are especially interesting to him. Luis Aguiar has published several articles on cleaners and has a co-edited book called “The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism” (Blackwell 2006). A book proposal on the contemporary SEIU is with Temple University Press. Even though it’s the summer months, he will be happy to exchange on common research issues with CRIMT researchers (profs and students) working on union organizing and renewal.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with Luis during his stay with us.

Luis’ office will be in the CRIMT suite at Université de Montréal (3744 Jean-Brillant).

Phone : 514-343-6111 poste 10467
Office : UdeM, pavillon 3744, Jean-Brillant, office 411-10

We wish him a very stimulating stay with us! Please make him feel most welcome.

Gregor Murray,
CRIMT Director (Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work)

July 8, 2011 by Luis LM Aguiar