I am a sociology graduate student and researcher in New York City.

Currently, I am a PhD student at The Graduate Center, CUNY. My research falls into the domains of economic, political, and labor sociology, and my interests generally center around the political economy of the American welfare state. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between the American labor movement and decommodifying social programs. A side interest of mine is universal basic income proposals, how they are translated into policy, and the political debates surrounding their formulation and implementation.

In addition to my studies, I am also a teaching assistant and lecturer in sociology. I have taught at Brooklyn College in the past, and starting in the fall of 2018 I will be teaching at Queens College. I also work as a research analyst at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter CollegeWhen I am not studying, I serve as the newsletter editor for the Labor and Labor Movements section of the American Sociological Association.

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Email: jvandernaald //at// gradcenter //dot// cuny //dot// com
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