Alix Jansen is a PhD Candidate and a Connaught Fellow at the University of Toronto. Her areas of research include welfare states and social policy, the political economy of skills in advanced industrial democracies, and the impacts of technological change on work. Her dissertation research compares the organization of training and employment support services in different cities and examines the impacts of service organization and provision on access to retraining for people who are marginalized from the labour market. She contributes to the research outputs of the Future Skills Centre and the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto and has coauthored articles, reports, working papers, and public commentary on the role of active labour market policy in responding to technological disruption of the workforce. She has also worked as a Senior Advisor for the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand, where she specialized in operational policy writing and active labour market policy targeting. She holds an M.A. in Politics from the New School of Social Research and an M.P.P. from the University of Auckland.