Visiting Scholars at IRLE

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IRLE Scholars


IRLE Visiting Scholars

IRLE Visiting Scholars spend from a month to a year in residence at IRLE working on a research project and interacting with UCLA scholars and students.

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Current Visiting Scholars

The following scholars are currently in residence:


Stephanie Limoncelli (September 2016 - June 2017) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.  She has a PhD from UCLA.  Her research at IRLE will focus on collaborations between labor groups and international nongovernmental organizations in efforts to combat human trafficking.
Zeynep Sisli (September 2016 - September 2017) is an associate professor in Faculty of Law at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. She has a PhD in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. Her research at IRLE will focus on “Roles of Institutions and State Agencies in Promoting and Enforcing Occupational Health and Safety Rules: A Comparison between the U.S.A.and Turkey”.
Paolo Marinaro (August 2016 - February 2017) is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research focuses on union relations in transnational corporation in Mexico. 
Craig Zabala (May 2016 - December 2017) is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Concorde Group, Inc., a financial services firm in New York City. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany. He is a Ph.D. in Finance Candidate at EDHEC-Risk Institute, EDHEC Business School, École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord, Nice, France. He has an A.B. (1974), M.A. (1977), and Ph.D. (1983) in Sociology and a post-doc (1986) in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in the Graduate School of Management from the University of California at Los Angeles.  His research at IRLE will be in the fields of industrial relations and collective bargaining, economic sociology, political economy, economics, finance, and management.
Jorge Carrillo Viveros (in residence: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016) is a full time researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico. He has a PhD in Sociology from  El Colegio de Mexico. His research at IRLE will focus on quality of employment in multinational corporations in Mexico.


Former IRLE Visiting Scholars

Research Affiliates

IRLE Research Affiliates form a community of scholars conducting research and dialogue on issues of work and employment. Though most are based at UCLA, the IRLE network extends nationally and globally.