Anibel Ferus-Comelo

Creative assignments allow me to take an interdisciplinary approach and offer students from a wide range of backgrounds, including the social sciences, humanities, and STEM fields, the opportunity to develop and apply skillsets to real-world problem-solving. Students develop compelling stories that can be shared with diverse audiences for greater impact than a traditional academic paper.

Anibel Ferus-Comelo draws upon over 20 years of community-engaged research and teaching to her joint appointment at the Center for Labor Research and Education and the Goldman School of Public Policy. She directs the Labor Studies program at UC Berkeley through courses, internships, and collaborative research initiatives with labor and community partners. Anibel holds an M.A. in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Economic Geography.

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Public Policy 160AC, "Work, Justice and the Labor Movement"

Public Policy 160AC by Anibel Ferus-Comelo: This course introduces students to the labor movement within the context of racial capitalism. It sheds light on the power dynamics inherent in paid work while considering why and how workers form unions in response.