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Joseph van der Naald
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Psychology, Linguistics, Portland State University Honors College; M.A. Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University

Research Interests: political economy, public sector labor unions, inter-state comparisons, the long 1970s, labor and work, the welfare state, political sociology, state theory, critical theory

Joseph van der Naald is a Ph.D. student in the program in sociology at the Graduate Center. His research is generally concerned with the public sector labor movement in the United States. More specifically, he is interested in public sector unions and inter-state differences in labor law and social policy regimes. Joseph also serves as research analyst at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, as a graduate teaching fellow at Queens College, and as doctoral researcher at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.

His research at the National Center focuses largely on student worker unionization trends and labor law. His recent publications on this subject include:

Herbert, Wiliam A., and Joseph van der Naald. (2020). "A Different Set of Rules? NLRB Proposed Rule Making and Student Worker Unionization Rights." Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy 11(1).