LERA 21st Annual PhD Student Consortium


Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8 – 11:30 am
Room TBA
(Held in Conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019)


Sponsored by contributions from:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Labor and Employment Relations

Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
MIT Sloan School of Management
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
University of Toronto Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

21st PhD Student Consortium Co-Chairs:

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Jenna Myers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Benjamin Kreider

Brandeis University

Hyesook Chung

Cornell University


Rutgers University



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2019 LERA PhD Student Consortium Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 am, Breakfast and Introductions
8:30 - 9:00 am, Keynote speech by (TBA)
9:00 - 9:10 am, Break
9:10 - 10:10 am, Individual Speakers and Topics
  1. Topic (20 mins), (Speaker TBA)

  2. Topic: (20 mins), (Speaker TBA)

  3. Topic: (20 mins), (Speaker TBA)
10:10 - 10:20 am, Q & A and Discussion
10:20 - 10:30 am, Break
10:30 - 11:30 am, Faculty Discuss: Job Market, Publishing, and Career Concerns
  • Speaker TBA, Affiliation

  • Speaker TBA, Affiliation

  • Speaker TBA, Affiliation
11:45 am - 1:45 pm, LERA Presidential Luncheon - tables reserved for LERA PhD Students

Evening activities to be determined


You will have the opportunity to RSVP to this event at the time that you register for the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio if you forgot to do so, please contact [email protected] so it can be added to your registration.


The registration fee includes a badge that will provide access to both the PhD Student Consortium and to the entire 4 days of LERA meetings being held June 13-16, 2019.

Register at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg. For best price register by the early bird discount deadline, March 25, 2019. Registration fee is deeply discounted for LERA student members.


Depending on fundraising, students attending the Consortium may be reimbursed all or a portion of the early-bird student rate ($125) for their meeting registration fees following the conference. You will need to be present at the consortium and sign-in, and following the conference, checks will mailed to the address you list when you sign-in.