Vera Trappmann is Professor of Comparative Employment Relations at Leeds University. She obtained her PhD at the European University Viadrina in 2009 after completing a Diplom in sociology at Bielefeld University and a Master degree in Russian and East European Studies at Stanford University.
Her research engages with the comparison of labour relations across Europe, her interests focus on the dynamics of restructuring of organizations and the labour market and its impact on working biographies, precarity and workers’ responses. This covers a broad range of areas studying platform work and mobilization, climate change and just transition, precarity and class. She has published a monograph on “Fallen heroes in global capitalism Workers and the Restructuring of the Polish Steel Industry with Palgrave Macmillan, 2 edited collections, and numerous articles in books and journals.
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