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Richard Wells

Associate Professor
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies
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      Phone:
      • 212-647-7801 ext:1353
      Education
      • B.S. in History from Northeastern University
      • Ph.D. in Anthropology from New School for Social Research
      Subjects of Interest
      • Anthropology
      • Historical Studies
      • Labor
      • Sociology
      Professional Responsibilities / Bio

      An Associate Professor of Labor Studies, my research interests range from worker organizing in the media industry, to organized labor and the political economy of cities, to the theory and practice of worker/popular education.  

      Publications
      • Select publications: "Labour Studies, the Liberal Arts and the Sociological Imagination," McGill Journal of Education, v. 48, no. 3, Fall 2013, pp. 551-568.
      • "The Labor of Reality TV: The Case of The Deadliest Catch,” Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, v. 12, no. 4, 2015, pp. 33-49.
      • “Connecting the Dots: Labor and the Digital Landscape,”v.15, no. 3, September 2018, pp. 55-76
      • "At the Washington Post, Did the Guys from Corporate Win After All?" Labor: Studies in Working Class History, v. 15, no. 4, December 2018, pp. 59-76.
      • “Teaching Austerity to Working Class Students: Toward a New ‘Common Sense,’” Capital & Class, v. 43, no. 2, 2019, pp. 315-337.