Leah Vosko

Department of Political Science

Professor
Canada Research Chair

Office: Kaneff Tower, 618
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33157
Emaillvosko@yorku.ca
Primary websitehttp://www.chairs.gc.ca/english/profile/viewprofile.cfm?ID=786

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University
BA Political Studies, Trent University

Selected Publications

Vosko, Leah F. (forthcoming) . “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.). Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income (Introduction).” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . (forthcoming) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
CFI


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ICCS

Understanding Precarious Employment Across Space, Scale and Social Location

Description: 
Vosko, Leah (2007) Research Project: Understanding Precarious Employment Across Space, Scale and Social Location Grant Awarded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant Amount: $25,000 (grant to host International Workshop to be held in Fall 2007)

Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Precarious Employment and Transnational Labour Regulation: Gender, Nationality, and

Description: 
Vosko, Leah (2006-2009) Research Project: Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Standard Research Grant Grant Amount: $92,325
Funders: 
SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Selected Publications

Vosko, Leah F. (forthcoming) . “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.). Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income (Introduction).” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . (forthcoming) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

All Publications

Books

Vosko, Leah F. (2000) . Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Monographs

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . (forthcoming) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.) (2003) . Just Labour: Forum on Precarious Employment. (September)

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) (2003) . Changing Canada: The Political Economy of Transformation. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . (2003) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . Rethinking Feminization: Gendered Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Market and the Crisis in Social Reproduction,” a monograph prepared for the Annual Robart’s Lecture, John P. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Book Chapters

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Changing Canada: Political Economy As Transformation (Introduction).” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: xi-xxxii.

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) “Gendered Paradoxes and the Rise of Contingent Work: Towards a Transformative Feminist Political Economy of the Labour Market.” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 183-213.

Vosko, Leah F. (2003) . “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminist Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press. *(modified and reprinted from SPE 2002 April)

Armstrong, Pat, Andrew, Caroline and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) “General Introduction,” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . (2003) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press.

Vosko, Leah F. (2003) . “Gender Differentiation and the Standard/Non-Standard Employment Distinction in Canada, 1945 to the Present” in Juteau, Danielle (ed.). Patterns and Processes of Social Differentiation: The Construction of Gender, Age, ‘Race/Ethnicity’ and Locality. University of Toronto Press/University of Montreal Press. French and English): 25-80.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “Mandatory ‘Marriage’ or Obligatory Waged Work: Social Assistance and the Single Mother’s Complex Roles in Wisconsin and Ontario,” in Bashevkin, Sylvia. (ed.) Women’s Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, And Social Policy Reform. New York, Routledge: 165-199.

Vosko, Leah F. (1999) . "Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario " in Broad, D. Citizens or Consumers: Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax and Vancouver: Fernwood Press: 55-79 (Reprinted from Canadian Review of Social Policy. November (1998).)

Vosko, Leah F. (1996) . "Irregular Workers, New Involuntary Social Exiles: Women and UI Reform." in Pulkingham, J. and G. Ternowetsky. Remaking Canadian Social Policy: Social Security in the Late 1990s. Toronto: Fernwood Press: 265-272.

Vosko, Leah F. (1995) . "Recreating Dependency: Women and UI Reform." in Drache, D.and A. Ranikin (eds.). Warm Heart, Cold Country. Toronto: Caledon Press: 213-231.

Vosko, Leah F. (forthcoming) . “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.). Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income (Introduction).” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Journal Articles

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “The Gender of Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Force.” Industrial Relations. (September)

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “Precarious Employment in the Canadian Labour Market: A Statistical Portrait.” Just Labour. (September)

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Employee or Independent Contractor? Charting the Legal Significance of the Distinction in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Labour and Employment Law. 10, 2: 193-230.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminism and Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate.” Studies in Political Economy. Summer: 55-85.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice.” Global Social Policy. April, 2: 1

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001) . “Gender, Segmentation and the Standard Employment Relationship in Canadian Labour Law and Policy.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22, 2: 271-310.

Vosko, Leah F. and David Witwer. (2001) “‘Not a man’s union’: Women in the Teamsters Union During the 1940s and 1950s.” Journal of Women’s History. 13, 3: (Autumn): 169-92.

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS4406 3.0  The Contemporary Politics of Work and Labour SEMR  

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University
BA Political Studies, Trent University

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
CFI


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ICCS

Understanding Precarious Employment Across Space, Scale and Social Location

Description: 
Vosko, Leah (2007) Research Project: Understanding Precarious Employment Across Space, Scale and Social Location Grant Awarded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant Amount: $25,000 (grant to host International Workshop to be held in Fall 2007)

Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Precarious Employment and Transnational Labour Regulation: Gender, Nationality, and

Description: 
Vosko, Leah (2006-2009) Research Project: Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Standard Research Grant Grant Amount: $92,325
Funders: 
SSHRC Standard Research Grant

All Publications

Books

Vosko, Leah F. (2000) . Temporary Work: The Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Monographs

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . (forthcoming) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Fudge, Judy, Eric Tucker and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “The Legal Concept of Employment: Marginalizing Workers.” Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada.

Vosko, Leah F. (ed.) (2003) . Just Labour: Forum on Precarious Employment. (September)

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) (2003) . Changing Canada: The Political Economy of Transformation. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . (2003) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . Rethinking Feminization: Gendered Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Market and the Crisis in Social Reproduction,” a monograph prepared for the Annual Robart’s Lecture, John P. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

Book Chapters

Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Changing Canada: Political Economy As Transformation (Introduction).” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: xi-xxxii.

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) “Gendered Paradoxes and the Rise of Contingent Work: Towards a Transformative Feminist Political Economy of the Labour Market.” in Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko (eds.) Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 183-213.

Vosko, Leah F. (2003) . “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminist Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press. *(modified and reprinted from SPE 2002 April)

Armstrong, Pat, Andrew, Caroline and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) “General Introduction,” in Andrew, Caroline, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Clement, Wallace and Leah F. Vosko. (eds.) . (2003) . Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism. Toronto: Women’s Press.

Vosko, Leah F. (2003) . “Gender Differentiation and the Standard/Non-Standard Employment Distinction in Canada, 1945 to the Present” in Juteau, Danielle (ed.). Patterns and Processes of Social Differentiation: The Construction of Gender, Age, ‘Race/Ethnicity’ and Locality. University of Toronto Press/University of Montreal Press. French and English): 25-80.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “Mandatory ‘Marriage’ or Obligatory Waged Work: Social Assistance and the Single Mother’s Complex Roles in Wisconsin and Ontario,” in Bashevkin, Sylvia. (ed.) Women’s Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, And Social Policy Reform. New York, Routledge: 165-199.

Vosko, Leah F. (1999) . "Workfare Temporaries: Workfare and the Rise of the Temporary Employment Relationship in Ontario " in Broad, D. Citizens or Consumers: Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax and Vancouver: Fernwood Press: 55-79 (Reprinted from Canadian Review of Social Policy. November (1998).)

Vosko, Leah F. (1996) . "Irregular Workers, New Involuntary Social Exiles: Women and UI Reform." in Pulkingham, J. and G. Ternowetsky. Remaking Canadian Social Policy: Social Security in the Late 1990s. Toronto: Fernwood Press: 265-272.

Vosko, Leah F. (1995) . "Recreating Dependency: Women and UI Reform." in Drache, D.and A. Ranikin (eds.). Warm Heart, Cold Country. Toronto: Caledon Press: 213-231.

Vosko, Leah F. (forthcoming) . “Standard-Setting at the ILO: The Case of Precarious Employment,” in Kirton, John and Michael J. Trebilcock (eds.). Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion in Global Governance. New York: Ashgate.

Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income (Introduction).” in Stanford, Jim and Leah F. Vosko. (eds) . Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s.

Journal Articles

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “The Gender of Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Force.” Industrial Relations. (September)

Cranford, Cynthia, Vosko, Leah F. and Nancy Zukewich. (2003) . “Precarious Employment in the Canadian Labour Market: A Statistical Portrait.” Just Labour. (September)

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (2003) . “Employee or Independent Contractor? Charting the Legal Significance of the Distinction in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Labour and Employment Law. 10, 2: 193-230.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) “The Pasts (and Futures) of Feminism and Political Economy in Canada: Reviving the Debate.” Studies in Political Economy. Summer: 55-85.

Vosko, Leah F. (2002) . “‘Decent Work’: The Shifting Role of the ILO and the Struggle for Global Social Justice.” Global Social Policy. April, 2: 1

Fudge, Judy and Leah F. Vosko. (2001) . “Gender, Segmentation and the Standard Employment Relationship in Canadian Labour Law and Policy.” Economic and Industrial Democracy. 22, 2: 271-310.

Vosko, Leah F. and David Witwer. (2001) “‘Not a man’s union’: Women in the Teamsters Union During the 1940s and 1950s.” Journal of Women’s History. 13, 3: (Autumn): 169-92.

Fudge, Judy, Tucker, Eric and Leah F. Vosko. (forthcoming) . “Changing Boundaries in Employment: Developing a New Platform for Labour Law.” Canada Labour and Employment Law Journal.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS4406 3.0  The Contemporary Politics of Work and Labour SEMR