Adelle Blackett named Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development


Adelle Blackett

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., as been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development.

Blackett’s work, which addresses labour regulation in an era of neoliberal global governance, explores the intimate relationship between social and economic policy.

While decentring but reaffirming the importance of state action, her research considers how legal institutions and social movements across and beyond state governance levels may reinvigorate struggles for social justice in the world of work, transnationally. Blackett’s work centres the capacious notion of “emancipation” in the idea of labour law.

Widely published in the emerging field of transnational labour law, Professor Blackett teaches and researches in the areas of labour and employment law, trade regulation, law and development, critical race theory, and slavery and the law.

She is founding director of the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) at McGill, was a founding steering committee member of the international Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and is a research coordinator for the Quebec-based Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT).

“This award recognizes Professor Blackett’s stature within the Canadian and global academies,” said Dean Robert Leckey. "But more importantly, it points to the promise and significance of her proposed research and continuing leadership in her field.”

The Faculty proudly offers its warmest congratulations!

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