Charles Woolfson

Professor of labour studies, Linköping University

Charles Woolfson is professor of labour studies at REMESO. He was guest professor during 2008 and 2009, and since 2010 has been a permanent appointment. Previously, he was professor of labour studies in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and an associate member of Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, University of Glasgow. He recently lived in the Baltic States for ten years, conducting teaching and research both as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher and most recently (2004-2007), as a Marie Curie Chair.

His main interests are the impact of labour migration on labour standards, working environment issues, trade unionism in post-communist EU Member States, and racism and xenophobia in Eastern Europe.

Woolfson is also professorial visiting fellow, Industrial Relations Research Centre, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales and has been an honorary visiting professor in International Employment Relations at the Sir John Cass Business School, City University London.


  • –present
    Professor of labour studies, Linköping Univeristy