Center For the Study of Work Labor and Democracy Tag

Kathryn Sklar, Berkeley, CA Sklar, who taught history for many years at SUNY Binghamton, is author of Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (1973) and Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), both of which received the Berkshire...

Doug Genens, History, UCSB Genens, a PhD candidate in the UCSB Department of History, is writing a dissertation on the varieties of rural development in the United States after World War II. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks...

Kashia Arnold, History, UCSB Arnold’s dissertation research examines the transformations of the regional economy of the Pacific basin caused by World War I and the booming American commodity demand that accompanied it. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of...

April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s...

Priti Ramamurthy, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington A scholar of gender and globalization, Ramamurthy has conducted ethnography in the same villages in the Telangana region of southern India for three decades to examine the relationship between social reproduction of families and agricultural transformation....

Gregory O’Malley, History, UC Santa Cruz O’Malley is author of Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 (2014), a study of the logistics of distribution of human chattel among the American colonies. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and...

Samir Sonti, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Sonti took his Ph.D. at UCSB in 2016 with a dissertation entitled "The Price of Prosperity: Inflation and the Limits of the New Deal Order." He is a research analyst in a trade union local representing 23,000 workers employed in hotels,...

Jan Dutkiewicz (Politics, New School for Social Research), who is writing a dissertation at the New School on the political economy of hog farming in the contemporary United States, is currently a fellow at UCSB’s International Center for the Humanities and Social Change. This event is...

Tom Juravich (Sociology and Labor Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Friday, May 6 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Juravich is a labor educator and musician. He is the author of Chaos on the Shop Floor: A Worker's View of Quality, Productivity and Management (1985); an ethnography of...

Barry Eichengreen (Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley) Friday, March 4 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 A former advisor to the International Monetary Fund, Eichengreen is the author of Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System (2008) and Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods...

Julia Ott (History, The New School) Friday, February 25 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Ott’s book of the same title will be published by Harvard University Press in the spring of 2011. Her next project considers the enduring influence of financial institutions and pro-investor ideology in recent...

Theda Skocpol (Harvard, Sociology) Friday, April 30 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Skocpol is the author, most recently, of Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn; and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism. Sponsored by the Center...

Thomas Andrews (History, University of Colorado) Friday, April 16 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Andrews, an environmental historian of the American West, won the 2009 Bancroft Prize for his book of the same title, which reconsiders the social and environmental meaning of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. Sponsored by the...

Sven Beckert (History, Harvard) Friday, March 5 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Beckert is the author of The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie (2001). Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, and the Policy History Program....