Director of Labor Education Research and Senior Lecturer
Kate Bronfenbrenner is the director of labor education research and a senior lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she does teaching and research on union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy; labor, race, and gender; and labor policy. Bronfenbrenner is also the co-director of the Worker Empowerment Research Network, a national network of scholars dedicated to producing more high-quality research on worker organizing and collective action. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 1993, she was an assistant professor in labor studies at Penn State University. Bronfenbrenner, who received her Ph.D. from Cornell in 1993, is the co-author and editor of several books on union and employer strategies, such as Organizing to Win: New Research Union Strategies, Global Unions: Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross Border Campaigns, and Ravenswood: The Steelworkers’ Victory and the Revival of American Labor.