Tamara Lee

Tamara Lee

  • Assistant Professor, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
  • Affiliate, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO)
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

Ph.D., Cornell University

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

Curriculum Vitae - CV (PDF)

  • Political and economic reform in Cuba
  • U.S. labor and employment law

Tamara L. Lee, Esq. is an industrial engineer and labor lawyer by professional training. She received her Ph.D. from the department of labor relations, law and history from the ILR School at Cornell University. Her academic research focuses on the popular participation of workers in macro-level political and economic reform in Cuba and the United States. She also conducts research on the political practice of workers under the National Labor Relations Act, the intersection of labor and racial justice, cross-movement solidarity building and the impact of radical adult education on workplace democracy. Her teaching focuses on identity politics in the workplace, and labor market discrimination.

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Publication Highlight:

Lee, Tamara L., and Tapia, Maite. 2021. Confronting Race and Other Social Identity Erasures: The Case for Critical Industrial Relations Theory. ILR Review. 74(3), 637–662. doi:10.1177/0019793921992080