The GLRC is directed by Professor Mark Thomas.


Mark Thomas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. His current areas of research include the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada, and labour, austerity, and populism in urban North America. Thomas is the author of Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (McGill-Queens, 2009) and co-author of Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, 3rd Edition (Canadian Scholars Press, forthcoming 2017). He is co-editor of two books, including Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century (University of Toronto Press, 2010). His work has also been published in journals including Antipode, Economic & Industrial Democracy, Economic & Labour Relations Review, Labor Studies Journal, Journal of Industrial Relations, and Studies in Political Economy.