Paolo Marinaro

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Paolo Marinaro is a Lecturer at the UCLA Labor Studies Program. His research focuses on issues related to trade union practices, alternative strategies of labor organizing and the future of workers in North-America.

Paolo has taught courses on labor, globalization and social movements in Italy, Mexico and the U.S. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master’s in Sociology of Cultures from the University of Turin, in Italy.

This fall quarter, Paolo will be teaching Labor 101 - "Introduction to Labor and Social Movements in Los Angeles", the upper-division introductory course for the Labor Studies major and minor. The course explores how the process of globalization and rapid expansion of digital technologies are shaping working conditions and labor politics in Los Angeles by engaging with local and international organizers.

Paolo is also the Country Program Director For the Solidarity Center AFL-CIO in Mexico where he works with Mexican and US unions to empower workers and promote transnational labor solidarity.

Courses Taught

LBR STD 101: Introduction to Labor and Social Movements in Los Angeles