Isabelle Ferreras


Research Affiliations

ongoing (from September 2006 onwards): Senior Research Associate of the Labor and Worklife Program, now: Center for Labor and a Just Economy, Harvard Law School, Harvard University (

ongoing (from May 2006 onwards): Founding Member and Permanent Researcher of the CriDIS, UCLouvain (Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires Démocratie, Institutions et Subjectivité), IACCHOS (Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies), coordinator of the Travail, entreprise, démocratie Research Unit, Université catholique de Louvain

ongoing (from September 2001 onwards): Associate Member of the Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, UCL, dir. Prof. Philippe Van Parijs, Université catholique de Louvain (

September 2000-2009: Associate Researcher, Unité d’anthropologie et sociologie, Département des sciences politiques et sociales, Université catholique de Louvain

April 2007-July 2007: Visiting Professor, DAAD Chair for International Comparative Studies, Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen (Germany), Fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK)/Institute for Advanced Studies (Delmenhorst, Germany)

September 2004-August 2006: Research Associate of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Harvard University (research project coordinator for the “Wage and work Indicator Survey” aka ‘’, in collaboration with Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard/NBER/LSE). Post-doctoral fellowship from September 2004 to February 2005.

2003-05: Affiliate (2004-05) and Graduate Student Affiliate (2003-04) of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. (U.S.A.)

September 2004-February 2005: Wertheim Fellow of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

February-August 2003: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.A.), sponsored by Prof. Joshua Cohen.

September-December 2000: Visiting Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.), with the European Union Center, the Industrial Relations Research Institute, and the Department of Sociology, sponsored by Prof. Jonathan Zeitlin.