Dr. Mayer’s research focuses on two areas of concern. First, it studies labor markets and worker organizations in the formal sector of the economy, with a regional emphasis on Latin America. Second, it examines the multifaceted everyday strategies utilized by workers active in the informal economy to resist violence, in Latin American countries. His research was published in: Journal of Politics in Latin AmericaBulletin of Latin American ResearchJournal of Social Policies; and Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He has co-authored (with Paul Posner and Viviana Patroni) a book, forthcoming with the University Press of Florida, entitledLaboring in Latin America: Democracy and Worker Organization in the Neoliberal Era.

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