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Genevieve LeBaron

Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Politics at University of Sheffield

Genevieve LeBaron is Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Politics at the University of Sheffield. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, and has held visiting positions at the University of California Berkeley and Simon Fraser University.

Prior to joining Sheffield, she was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where she was shortlisted for the National Postdoctoral Prize. Her Doctorate is from the Department of Political Science at York University where she held a Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction, SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, and President’s Dissertation Award.

She has been Caux Scholar and organized the Caux Forum for Human Security and Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy conferences in Caux, Switzerland. Her current research investigates what is causing unfree labor to accelerate within global supply chains, examining the demand for unfree labor and the business models and practices that perpetuate it. She is also part of a team investigating the evolving role and response of Chinese consumer goods suppliers toward socially responsible supply chain management.

She is a peer reviewer for a number of top ranked journals and writes widely on international political economy, social movements, and the changing nature of labor and social life.