Youbin Kang

Credentials: Sociology

Position title: PhD Student

Previous Institution(s)
University of Cambridge, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design
Areas of Research Interest
Bangladesh, Labor relations, History of the Labor Movement, Global Supply Chains, International Law, Access to Justice, Gender
Areas of General Interest
Automation, Urban Governance, Labor, Workplace Compliance, International Law, Urbanization, Labor Movements, Transport Industry
List of published and non-published works

Kang, Youbin (2019) “Freedom of association and collective bargaining in minority trade unions” International Labor Rights Case Law Journal 5(2): 158-163.


Kang, Youbin. “Working Paper on best practices of social dialogue and consultation procedures for metro automation.” Sectoral Policies Department. Geneva: ILO. (Accepted, awaiting revisions)

Kang, Youbin. “The Life-course of Transnational Regulation: Workers’ rights after Rana Plaza in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry” (Submitted to a peer-reviewed journal)

Kang, Youbin. “Access to Justice after Rana Plaza: Grievance procedures and the legal system in the apparel global supply chain” (Accepted as a book chapter to an edited volume on global supply chains)


Kang, Youbin & Kim, Jungmyung. “The spectacle of automation: a survival analysis of the influence of eventfulness and in the diffusion of driverless subways”

Favorite part about CSA
Samosas and interdisciplinity!
Swimming, Biking, Dancing, Yoga
Favorite part of living in Madison
Bikeable roads, accessibility to and from campus