Dr Luciana Zorzoli is Affiliate at the Department of International Development. Since completing her PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires with support from the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Luciana was selected as a CONICET Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of La Plata in Argentina and a SOAS Postdoctoral Research Associate in London. She was also a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies of Columbia University, New York and a MERCOSUR Scientific Cooperation Fellow in the University of Valparaíso, in Chile.

Dr Zorzoli research focuses on labour and labour transformations since the neoliberal turn. In particular, her work focuses on examining the transformations of labour in South American countries since the authoritarian experiences of the sixties and seventies.

One of the core themes of her research is to understand workers’ sources of power, changes in their organisations and organisational strategies, and how these had and has an impact on capital-labour relations and developmental trajectories. A second theme of her research is concerned with the International Labour Organization (ILO) role in the region, considering the challenges faced by the ILO and ILO International Labour Standards in developing countries as those of the Global South.


  • 2016 
    University of Buenos Aires, PhD in Social Sciences