Arianna Tassinari

Dr. Arianna Tassinari is a comparative political economist with an interdisciplinary background spanning across political science, industrial relations, social policy and the sociology of work and labour. Since October 2020, she has worked as a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne, Germany). Her research investigates patterns of transformation and instability in advanced capitalist economies, with a specific focus on labour politics, industrial relations and labour market policy; the political role of organized producer groups; the impacts of economic crises and technological change on employment relations; and, most recently, the politics of growth models. Her work is primarily comparative in nature, with a specific – but not exclusive – empirical focus on the Southern Eurozone periphery. Arianna obtained her PhD in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick (UK) in late 2019, and spent time as a visiting researcher at several European institutions including the University of Milan (Italy), University College Dublin (Ireland) and ISCTE-IUL (Portugal). Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, she was a postdoctoral Max Weber Fellow in the Department for Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Arianna’s research has appeared in outlets such as Socio-Economic Review, Industrial Relations, the European Journal of Political Research, the European Journal of Industrial Relations, and Work, Employment and Society. Arianna has been an active member of SASE since starting her PhD in 2015. She is dedicated to the promotion of socio-economics as a field of critical, interdisciplinary and pluralist enquiry, and to advancing initiatives tackling issues of gender and racial inequality and under-representation in the field of political economy.

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