Professor of History, Western Illinois University

Author of *Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive Era Philadelphia* (University of Illinois Press, 2007). Currently at work on a book entitled *Dockworker Power: Race, Technology & Unionism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area*.

In addition to my professorship at WIU, I am a Research Associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

I write extensively on labor, race, and politics from both a historical and contemporary perspective for online and print media.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History, Western Illinois University

Education

  • 1997 
    Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, Ph.D. History