Senior Scholar: Kirsten Sehnbruch

Kirsten Sehnbruch

Senior Scholar, 2008-09 and 2006-07
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2005-06 and 2004-05 

Kirsten Sehnbruch is a Senior Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, where she teaches a course on Latin American development and labor markets. She works as a consultant to the Chilean government on a range of issues related to labor market policy and other social policies. Her book “The Chilean Labor Market: A Key to Understanding Latin American Labor Markets” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2006. Sehnbruch’s research interests focus on labor policies in Latin America, labor and social policies in Chile, and on applications of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach. She originally received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. Currently, she is working on a book reviewing the quality of employment in a number of Latin American countries. She is also the President of the Labor Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

Spring 2014 Democratic Chile
Fall 2009 Election 2010: Chile Heads Right
Summer 2009 A Record Number of Conflicts? Michelle Bachelet’s Inheritance of Unresolved Employment Issues
Spring 2007 CHILE: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice