Apply to be a Visiting Scholar at IRLE

If you are interested in coming to IRLE as a visiting scholar,

please contact our Director

Chris Tilly and include:


Your current CV

Brief research proposal

Requested dates of stay


For more information on UCLA's visiting scholar program please see the UCLA Graduate Division.

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.

Our research network is global! Explore this map to see current and former IRLE Visiting Scholars


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Current Visiting Scholars

The following scholars are currently in residence:


Ju Kong (March 25, 2016 - August 24, 2016) is a PhD candidate studying Sociology at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.  Her research at IRLE will focus on social inequality and precarious work in Korea and other East Asian countries.
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.
Roberto Véras de Oliveira (in residence: November 12, 2015 - October 31, 2016) is Associate Professor at Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil.  He has a PhD in Sociology from University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research at IRLE will focus on patterns of brazilian historical and current work, more specifically about the Northeast case.
Hadelzein Elobeid (in residence: October 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016) is a university lecturer in Management, HRD and HRM.  She received her PhD from Sudan University in Science and Technology.  Her research at IRLE is decent work for domestic workers; local measures for Sudan.
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Feng Dai (in residence: September 2014 - August 2016) is an Associate Professor in the school of Economics at Nanjing Audit University and a PhD of Nanjing University.  Her research at IRLE will focus on the effect of US-China trade on US local labor market.


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.