Visiting Associates

Visiting Associate terms are one year with an option to be renewed for a maximum of three years. If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Associate of the GLRC, please fill out this form.


Farah Chowdhury
Farah Deeba Chowdhury received her PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, and specializes in the areas of gender and work; Islam, gender and law; gender and politics; and gender and development. She served as an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, and has also held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Queen's University, Canada. A revised version of her PhD dissertation has been published by Routledge. Titled Islam and Women's Income: Dowry and Law in Bangladesh, the book takes a socio-legal approach to analyze the changing nature of the dowry practice and its relation to women's increasing paid labour force activity. Farah's work has appeared in the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family; African and Asian Studies; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs; Asian Journal of Social Science; International Journal of Social Welfare; and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Currently, she is focused on conducting research on globalization and its impact on both migrant women domestic workers from Bangladesh and women workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Farah is also working to conduct research on the impact of COVID-19 on the employment of Bangladeshi immigrants in Canada.

Reuben Roth
Professor Emeritus Reuben Roth Ph.D. taught in the Labour Studies program, and Sociology department at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario (2005-2021) and Trent University’s Sociology department (2001-2005). He was a Research Associate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (1995-2002) and a Project Manager for the Centre for the Study of Work and Society at York University (2002-04). Dr. Roth’s major areas of research include labour education, unions in Canada, education and work relations, working-class identity & class consciousness, and ethnic and linguistic identity. His relevant publications include: “Early Workers’ Education Programs: Radical Beginnings, McCarthyist Backlash, and the Rise of Neoliberal Education” (with Corey Dolgon), “Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Education in North America: The Defeat of the Left or a Revitalized Class Pedagogy? (with Corey Dolgon), “Labor Education and Workers' Colleges: Growing a Pedagogy of Hope in the U.S. and Canada” (with Corey Dolgon), “Blue-Collar Aristocrats? General Motors Autoworkers and Oppositional Class Consciousness,” “’Suck it Up Buttercup’: A Culture of Acceptable Workplace Violence in Group Homes,” “Workers’ Knowledge: An Untapped Resource in the Labour Movement,” (with D.W. Livingstone), and “Auto Workers: Lean Manufacturing and Rich Learning” (with D.W. Livingstone).