Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
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I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. I received my B.A. in History from Rutgers University in 2002, my M.A. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and my Ph.D. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University in May 2010. My research interests lie at the intersection of labor, global political economy, development and comparative/historical sociology. My dissertation was entitled Globalization and Capital Mobility in the Automobile Industry. Broadly speaking, my dissertation research focused on the factors shaping geographical restructuring in the automobile industry and the role of labor in determining the locational strategies of automotive firms.
Underlying my research is a deep appreciation for the challenges posed by capital restructuring and globalization for both workers and developing states. I am currently investigating how finance shapes firm trajectories in the North American automobile industry. I am also examining the strategic use of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, by both management and independent financial actors such as hedge funds, to reverse long-held worker gains in the US auto industry.
Aschoff, Nicole. 2011. “A Tale of Two Crises: Labour, Capital and Restructuring in the US Auto Industry,” The Crisis and the Left: Socialist Register 2012, ed. Greg Albo, Vivek Chibber, and Leo Panitch.
Arrighi, Giovanni, Nicole Aschoff and Ben Scully. 2010. “Accumulation by Dispossession and its Limits: The Southern African Paradigm Revisited,” Studies in Comparative International Development , Dec., 10.1007/s12116-010-9075-7.