Matthew Fischer-Daly

Matthew Fischer-Daly

Assistant Research Professor
501G Keller Building

Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
M.A., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
M.A., International Economic Relations, American University
B.A., Political Science and Spanish, University of Michigan

Research Interests

International political economy, labor studies, collective bargaining and labor relations, social movements, food systems, international and comparative employment relations, financialization and neoliberalism, and race, gender, and capitalism

Professional Bio

Matthew Fischer-Daly serves as an Assistant Research Professor for the School of Labor and Employment Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Labor Relations from Cornell University and a master’s degree in International Economic Relations from American University. Matthew teaches courses on labor in the international political economy, comparative and international labor relations, and collective bargaining. His current research examines worker strategies in international commodity networks and has previously researched and written on worker, business, and state strategies applied in the commercial agriculture and apparel sectors in the North America, Europe, and Asia. Matthew worked as an advocate for labor rights for ten years prior to beginning his academic career.



Seidman Price for labor relations research, ILR School, Cornell University, 2021

International Travel Research Grant, Einaudi Center, Cornell University, 2o2o


Recent Publications:

Fischer-Daly, Matthew. forthcoming in 2023. International Trade, Labor Relations, and Bargaining Power: International Strawberry Commodity Networks. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Fischer-Daly, Matthew. 2022. “Dignity and bargaining power: Insights from struggles in strawberries,” Industrial Relations Journal, 53(3): 241-260.

Fischer-Daly, Matthew. 2022. “Structuring Workers’ Bargaining Power in Mexico’s Strawberry Fields.” Global Labour Journal, 13(1):

Fischer-Daly, Matthew. 2021. “Human Dignity and Power: Worker Struggles Against Precarity in US Agribusiness.” Labor Studies Journal, 46(4): 369– 393.

*Anner, Mark, Matthew Fischer-Daly and Michael Maffie. 2021. “Fissured Employment and Network Bargaining: Emerging Employment Relations Dynamics in a Contingent World of Work.” ILR Review, 74(3): 689-714.