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Judy Fudge

LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Chair of Global Labour Issues, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University

Judy Fudge is the LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Chair of Global Labour Issues in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University, which she joined in July 2018. Judy began her academic career in Canada, where she was Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (1987-2006) and Lansdowne Chair in Law at the University of Victoria (2007-2013), before moving to England to teach at the University of Kent (2013-2018). She has held visiting professorships and fellowships at several universities and institutes in Canada and Europe. In 2013, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; in 2014 she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lund in Sweden; and in 2019 she received the Bora Laskin Award for her distinguished contributions to Canadian Labour Law.

Judy takes a socio-legal approach to studying work and labour and is committed to fostering a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the challenges and opportunities facing workers. She has worked with women’s groups, legal clinics, trade unions and the International Labour Organization. Her most recent work focuses on labour exploitation, modern slavery and unfree labour in the context of labour migration and global supply chains.


  • –present
    Professor Labour Studies , McMaster University


  • 1988 
    Oxford , D Phil Law


Fellow Royal Society of Canada