Shannon Gleeson

Associate Professor of Labor Relations & History
Cornell ILR School

Shannon Gleeson is associate professor of Labor Relations, Law, & History at the Cornell ILR School.  She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the University of California, Berkeley and was previously on the faculty of the Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her books include Accountability across Borders: Migrant Rights in North America (University of Texas Press, 2019, edited with Xóchitl Bada), Building Citizenship From Below: Precarity, Migration, and Agency (Routledge, 2017, edited with Marcel Paret), Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States (University of California Press, 2016), The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants (Routledge, 2014, edited with John Park), and Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston (Cornell University Press, 2012).   Her other collaborative work examines consular protection and transnational migrant advocacy strategies (with Xóchitl Bada), the role of civil society and local governments in implementing the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (with Els de Graauw), and the impacts of temporary legal status on immigrant workers (with Kate Griffith).  She is also currently researching the responses of the labor movement to immigration policy under the Trump administration.