Professor Valerio De Stefano, Ph,D., joined Osgoode Law School in January 2022. Since October 2017, he has been the BOF-ZAP Research Professor of Labour Law at the Institute for Labour Law and the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium where he conducted research on non-standard employment, work in the “platform” (gig) economy, technology and fundamental labor rights. Valerio obtained his PhD (2007-2011) at Bocconi, where, after his doctorate, he received a postdoctoral fellowship for four years (2011-2014). He was a post-doctoral member at Clare Hall College at the University of Cambridge (2013) and a visiting academic at the University College of London (2012) and, until 2014, he was an associate of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Milan. From 2014 to 2017, Valerio worked as an officer of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva. He is one of the Editorial Advisers of the International Labour Review and a member of the international Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA).

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