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Judith C. Stroehle

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NASP / Graduate School on Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan (Italy)


Judith C. Stroehle is a PhD candidate in "Economic Sociology and Labour Studies" in her last year at the NASP graduate-school of the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy. Her thesis and current research is on the effectiveness of private labour governance programs in the apparel and footwear industry and their complementarities and interdependencies with forms of public governance. In particular, she studies the institutional contextualities of compliance data (monitoring data) from cases such as the FLA (Fair Labor Association) and the ILO Better Work programme. Before starting the PhD, Judith went to Highschool in Australia and Germany, spent some time working in a social project in Paraguay and finally obtained a BA of Sociology at the University of Bamberg in Germany and a MA of International Political Economy and Labour Studies in Bamberg and at the Université Bishop in Québéc, Canada. Between the times at the University, Judith worked for two years at a private firm in Munich as International Relations Manager. 

Background and education

  • (2018) PhD Economic Sociology, University of Milan
  • (2012) MA IPE and Labour Studies, University of Bamberg, DE and Université Bishop, CAN


2016University of Oxford, young scholar grant for the DSA 2016 conference, Oxford, UK

2016Transfer Young Scholar Award for best paper at ILERA 2016, Milan, IT

2012Distinction for MA, ranked in top 5% of year.

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • University of Milan, Italy


Research interests

  • Global Labour Standards
  • Private Labour Governance
  • International Political Economy
  • Economic Sociology
  • Public Private Cooperation