Dr Luciana Zorzoli

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Management and Marketing
Dr Luciana Zorzoli



Dr Luciana Zorzoli, Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at EBS, specialises in studying workers' and trade unions' strategies, as well as the application and development of regulations and international labour standards in Latin America. She received funding for her PhD and postdoctoral projects from CONICET (Argentina) and has also secured research funds from the Fulbright Commission, Cardiff University, and the MERCOSUR research exchange programme. Before joining Essex, Luciana served as interim director of the Employment Research Unit (ERU) and Lecturer in Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School in the UK.


  • PhD in Social Sciences University of Buenos Aires, (2016)

  • Bachelor in History Facultad de Humanidades y Cs. de la Educación, University of La Plata, (2009)


University of Essex

  • Associate Director of Postgraduate Research (Management/Marketing), Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/4/2024 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer in Employment Relations, Management, Employment and Organisations Section, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (1/4/2020 - 31/10/2023)

  • Affiliate Lecturer, Department of International Development, King's College London (1/8/2019 - 31/3/2020)

  • Visitng Fellow, International Development, SOAS University of London (1/9/2017 - 31/7/2019)

  • Fulbright Visiting Fellow, ILAS, Columbia University (1/9/2016 - 1/1/2017)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, IdIHCS - UNLP, CONICET (1/7/2016 - 31/7/2018)

  • PhD Fellow, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (1/4/2011 - 30/6/2016)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Employment Relations and the Future of Work

Key words: Employment Relations
Open to supervise

Labour unions and collective bargaining

Open to supervise

Non-standard forms of employment

Key words: Diverse forms of work
Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Regulating work without work regulation: the City of Buenos Aires Traffic and Transportation Code and the debates on platform work in Argentina

The 8th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, The 8th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, Geneva, 10/7/2023

Workers' experiences and fights in the Southern Cone in the '70

Invited presentation, 136th American Historical Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, US, 8/1/2023

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Business and Social Justice in Latin America (BE444)

  • Understanding Value and Values (BE402)

  • Independent Study Project: Management/Marketing (BE938)


Journal articles (9)

Zorzoli, L., ¿Una teoría marxista sobre los sindicatos? Balance con inventario para pensar las organizaciones obreras. Sociohistórica (41), e046-e046

Zorzoli, L., (2022). ILO’s actions and workers’ voices against state terrorism in South America. Labor History. 63 (1), 73-84

Zorzoli, L., (2018). Self-Organization Against Trade Unions and the State: A Case Study from Argentina. Journal of Labor and Society. 21 (1), 19-35

Zorzoli, L., (2018). A Political Shout from the Rooftops of Latin America. FEMINA POLITICA - Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft. 27 (1), 138-141

Zorzoli, L., (2018). Las intervenciones a organizaciones sindicales durante la última dictadura militar argentina: un estudio cuantitativo [State interventions to trade union during the last Argentine military dictatorship: a quantitative study]. Desarrollo economico. 57 (223), 487-510

Zorzoli, L., (2017). Consideraciones sobre el modelo sindical argentino a la luz de la propuesta de Richard Hyman. RELET. 21 (34)

Zorzoli, L., (2017). La OIT y las dictaduras latinoamericanas: una aproximación al Caso 842 contra Argentina. Anuario del Instituto de Historia Argentina. 17 (1), 037-037

Zorzoli, L., (2016). Elementos para una nueva síntesis en los estudios sobre las organizaciones sindicales argentinas bajo el gobierno militar (1976-1983).. Millars. Espai I Història. 23 (41), 69-96

Zorzoli, L., (2016). Operativo Ginebra. La dirigencia sindical ante la instalación internacional de la dictadura militar (1976). Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda (8), 13-32

Books (2)

Zorzoli, L. and Massano, JP., (2021). Clase Obrera y Dictadura Militar en Argentina (1976-1983) Nuevos Estudios Sobre Conflictividad y Cambios Estructurales. A Contra Corriente, The University of North Carolina Press, US. 1469666030. 9781469666037

Grigera, J. and Zorzoli, L., (2020). The Argentinian Dictatorship and its Legacy Rethinking the Proceso. Palgrave Macmillan - Springer. 3030183017. 9783030183011

Book chapters (3)

Zorzoli, M., (2024). Le Comité de la liberté syndicale face aux dictatures chilienne et argentine (1973-1990). In: Mondialisation et justice sociale. Un siècle d'action de l'Organisation internationale du travail. Editors: Dhermy-Mairal, M., Kott, S., Lespinet-Moret, I. and Louis, M., . Éditions de la Sorbonne. 95- 107. 979-10-351-0922-6

Zorzoli, L., (2021). Insalubridad y jornada laboral antes y durante el “Proceso" [Unhealthy work and workday regulation before and after the so-called Proceso]. In: “Clase obrera y dictadura militar en Argentina (1976 – 1983) : nuevos estudios sobre conflictividad y cambios estructurales”. Editors: Zorzoli, L. and Massano, JP., . Editorial A Contracorriente, University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-6603-7

Zorzoli, L., (2020). Rethinking trade unions. In: The Argentinian Dictatorship and its Legacy - Rethinking the Proceso. Editors: Zorzoli, L. and Grigera, J., . Palgrave Macmillan. 978-3-030-18300-4

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