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Dr. Brookes’ research centers on international political economy, the politics of economic globalization, and the relationship between organized labor and transnational employers. Specifically, her work analyzes the contribution of transnational labor activism to the governance of corporations on the international scale. By uncovering the conditions necessary for effective corporate regulation by non-state actors, her research speaks to critical debates in political science regarding the new politics of employment relations, the viability of private governance, and the impact of transnational politics on wages, working conditions, and labor rights in both advanced and developing economies. Her research has been funded by the Hellman Fellows Fund, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and the US Fulbright program. Dr. Brookes is also a co-founder and co-organizer of the Southwest Workshop on Mixed Methods Research. She teaches courses in international relations, international political economy, labor studies, and qualitative methods.