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The Visiting Associate category is designed for researchers who do not hold a position at a Canadian university and require access to university resources. 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.

Scott Aquanno is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Ontario Tech University. He is the co-founder of City Idea Lab Oshawa and previously worked for a major US financial services firm. Dr. Aquanno has published widely in the areas of monetary policy and neoliberal state management, with a focus on the 2008 financial crisis and the internationalization of financial markets. He has also written on the rise of authoritarianism in key branches of the US state. He recently published his first book, The Crisis of Risk: Subprime Debt and US Financial Power 1944 to Present, and is currently completing a co-authored book project on US corporate power, under contract with Verso Books.

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.

Richard Pereira is a Research Associate with the University of Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), as well as the author of Financing Basic Income (Palgrave 2017). He has worked as an economist with the House of Commons in Canada focused on labour markets, ecological economics and co-operative enterprise. Richard has studied the co-operative economy of northern Italy at the University of Bologna Masters Program in Co-operative Economics. His research has been recognized by the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF), which includes over 125 economists working in universities, the labour movement, and research organizations, with the 2010 National Essay prize (MA & PhD category). Richard’s work has also gained recognition from SSHRC, a Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Otago, New Zealand and in media interviews with The Guardian, Financial Post/National Post, CBC and other media outlets. Richard is interested in exploring best practices and leading case studies offering universal income security. Distributive justice and ecological ethics are the forefront considerations in this work.

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).

Hossein Samavatyan is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Isfahan, Iran. He has a PhD in Psychology from Carleton University. His major area of study is in I/O psychology, primarily the performance, individual characteristics, and competencies related to jobs; how to fit them to jobs in order to benefit both individuals and work settings; and safety and occupational health issues including workplace incidents and the psychological consequences, work shifts, discrimination, and challenges related to work.