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Mark Anner

Mark Anner

Director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights, Associate Professor of Labor & Employment Relations

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  1. PhD and MA, Government, Cornell University
  2. MA, Latin American Studies, Stanford University
  3. BA, Political Science, Tufts University


Mark Anner is an Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Political Science, and he is the Director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. He is also the chair of the MPS Program in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights, which is a part of the Global Labour University network. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Dr. Anner’s research examines freedom of association and corporate social responsibility, labor law reform and enforcement, and workers’ rights in apparel global value chains in Central America and Vietnam. His publications include Solidarity Transformed: Labor Responses to Globalization and Crisis in Latin America (Cornell University Press, 2011), and “Corporate Social Responsibility and Freedom of Association Rights: The Precarious Quest for Legitimacy and Control in Global Supply Chains” (Politics & Society, December 2012), which in 2013 received the James G. Scoville International and Comparative Best Paper Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Dr. Anner also was awarded the Penn State 2010 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, the LERA 2011 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award, and the ILERA 2012 Luis Aparicio Emerging Scholar Prize. Before beginning his academic career, Mark Anner spent eleven years working with labor unions and labor research centers in Central America and Brazil, and he was a union organizer in Boston.

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