September 11, 2012 – Katherine Stone, Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller professor of law, has been appointed as a senior fellow at Demos, a New York-based nonprofit, non partisan public policy and advocacy organization. In this honorary position, she will contribute to several Demos projects on economic justice and upward mobility.
Professor Stone, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 2004, is a leading expert in labor and employment law in the United States. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and a Russell Sage Fellowship for 2008-2009 for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications. Her forthcoming book, Globalization and Flexibilization: The Remaking of the Employment Relationship in the 21st Century, will examine the changing employment landscape in Japan, Australia and Europe.
Professor Stone’s book, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace (Cambridge University Press, 2004), won the 2005 Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for the “outstanding book that best links scholarship to struggles for justice in the real world.” The book was also the finalist (Second Place) for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Professor Stone teaches courses in labor law, employment law, labor and social policy, contract law and arbitration law. She is an active participant in a number of organizations and committees, including the Law and Society Association, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and the International Society of Labor Law and Social Security (Executive Board). She has served on the United Nations Committee of Experts for its Decent Work Initiative.
Professor Stone is the founder and editor of the Globalization and Labor Standards (GALS) Bibliographic Archive and Database, available at www.laborstandards.org, which includes abstracts of journal articles about international labor rights and global labor standards.