Jennifer Bair

Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Virginia
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Jennifer Bair is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her research interests are at the intersection of global political economy, work, and development, and she has written extensively about global value chains and world-systems theory. She is co-editor of Putting Labour in its place: Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains (Palgrave, 2015), editor of Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research (Stanford, 2008), and the author or co-author of numerous influential articles. In addition to a collaborative book project on supply chain labor organizing, Prof. Bair is currently studying efforts to ensure human rights protections for migrant workers in U.S. agriculture. She is the former chair of the ASA’s section on the Political Economy of the World System.