Larissa Petrucci, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her current research agenda attends to issues of job quality, precarious work, child care, and Fair Workweek legislation.

She has published research on unpredictable scheduling practices and Fair Workweek legislation in Oregon, teachers’ gendered care work in the context of environmental disaster, experiences of low-wage essential workers during COVID-19, the cost of online charter school education, and women and non-binary people’s collective organizing efforts in the high-tech industry. Her most recent study analyzes outcomes for women, Black, Indigenous, and people of color employed in union and non-union construction apprenticeship programs in Oregon.

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