I am a scholar of employment relations, inequities in society, and strategies to mitigate them. Experiences growing up in metropolitan Detroit and advocating for labor rights in multiple countries motivate my interest in inequities in the distribution of resources in the modern international economy and strategies for mitigating them. My international and comparative research focuses on labor standards, global commodity chains, agriculture and food systems, and divisions of labor across gender, race, and national states. In the classroom, my teaching aims to empower students with the theoretical and methodological tools to critically analyze social relations.

Dignity and bargaining power: Insights from struggles in strawberries 
Matthew Fischer-Daly. 2022. Industrial Labor Journal, 53(3): 241-260
Human Dignity and Power: Worker Struggles against Precarity in U.S. Agribusiness
Matthew Fischer-Daly. 2021. Labor Studies Journal, 46(4): 369-393

Latest Publications

Structuring Workers' Bargaining Power in Mexico's Strawberry Fields
Matthew Fischer-Daly, 2022, Global Labour Journal, 13 (1): https://doi.org/10.15173/glj.v13i1.4456