Jean-François Mayer

Jean-François Mayer

Associate Professor - Department of Political Science - Concordia University
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Dr. Mayer’s research is in the fields of comparative politics and political sociology. He focuses on social movements and state-society relations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil, Mexico and Jamaica. In particular, his research focuses on: the resistance strategies used by informal economy women workers to combat abuse and chronic violence in their workplaces; how marginalized people (in urban areas) organize themselves to claim their social and labor rights; and more generally the consequences of precariousness, informality and chronic violence on the daily lives of marginalized urban populations. Dr. Mayer also studies labor markets and workers’ organizations in the formal sector of the economy.