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Ruth Castel-Branco

Research Manager, SCIS, Wits University

Ruth Castel Branco is the Research Manager for the Future of Work(ers) project at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She holds a MA in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2012), a BA in Geography and African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005); and is finalizing her PhD in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Previously she worked as ILO program coordinator for social protection in Mozambique, and a labor organized with Jobs with Justice in the United States. Her research interests include social protection, minimum wages and (informal) worker organizing.