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Dr. Mark Anner

Professor and Director at Center for Global Workers Rights at Penn State University

Mark Anner is a professor of labor and employment relations, and political science at Penn State University. He is the founding director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights and the founder of the Penn State master’s program in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and a master's degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. He is the recipient of the Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award, the James G. Scoville International and Comparative Best Paper Award, the Luis Aparicio Emerging Scholar Prize, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award.

Dr. Anner is the author of more than 75 academic publications on topics including labor law reform in Latin America, enforceable brand agreements, and pricing and other sourcing dynamics in global supply chains and their impact on working conditions and workers’ rights. His field research has taken him to Bangladesh, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, and Vietnam.  He recently finished a report with a team of scholars at Penn State on worker voice in precarious sectors of the global economy for the US Department of Labor. He is currently working on a project exploring interacting labor governance mechanisms to achieve decent work in global supply chains.