Gabriella Alberti

Associate Professor at Leeds Business School, Work and Employment Relations


Dr Gabriella Alberti is an Associate Professor at Leeds Business School, Work and Employment Relations. Gabriella’s research span across the sociology of work and migration, labour and employment relations, social movements and social theory. Through an intersectional feminist marxist lens her work focuses on migrant precarious employment and migrant organizing with a focus on hospitality and other migrant-rich sectors. Her research also includes issues of intra-EU mobility and post Brexit labour transitions in the UK, intersectional approaches to equality and diversity, trade unions strategies towards migrants, community organising and trade union renewal. She has published in internationally peer reviewed journals including Work Employment and Society, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Working USA. One of her latest articles with D.Però (2018) ‘Migrating Industrial Relations: Migrant Workers Initiative Within and Outiside Trade Unions’ has been published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Her recent work involved the social protection of gig economy workers though a European Parliament grant, and the crisis of welfare and free movement rights in the EU. She is a member of the Centre for Employment Innovation and Change at the University of Leeds Business School and a founding member of the Leeds Migration Research Network.