Michele Scala

Visiting Doctoral Fellow

Visiting Doctoral Fellow, October 2017 - May 2018

Michele Scala is a PhD candidate at Aix-Marseille Université and an independent consultant specialising in “labour migration.” During his fellowship at the OIB, he organised the “At the margins of wage labour?” seminar series revolving around the labour conditions of Lebanese and migrant workers excluded from any form of legal and social protection. In his thesis, he analyses contemporary forms of labour relations, focusing on the role of patron-client ties in labour contexts in which there is little, or no, labour protection.

His latest publication is “De l’injustice à l’action? La mobilisation des travailleurs de Spinneys au Liban”, in A. Allal et al., Quand l’industrie proteste. Fondement moraux des insoumissions ouvrières, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. Together with Amin Allal (CNRS) and Élisabeth Longuenesse (CNRS), he currently coordinates a special issue on “Situations de travail et mobilisations ouvrières en Méditerranée” for the Confluences Méditerranée review to be published in 2019.