Mélanie Dufour-Poirier is an assistant professor in Labour Relations at the School of Industrial Relations of the University of Montreal (Canada). She is also a core researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) and the Groupe d’étude sur les espaces publics et les innovations politiques (GREPIP). She holds a PhD in administration from HEC Montreal (Canada). Her research focuses on impacts of globalisation on trade unions, their identities and strategies and trade union renewal, as well as emerging actors and new forms of international labour regulation. She has done extensive fieldwork in various countries in the Americas (notably Chile, Peru, Mexico) and, more recently, in the Philippines. She has published on trade union renewal and transnational union action taking place in under-institutionalised contexts.