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Professor of History, University of Oregon

Bob Bussel is associate professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon.

Bussel has spent over three decades working with the union movement, including ten years on the staff of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers and twenty years as a university-based labor educator.

He has published numerous articles on labor history and contemporary labor issues in both academic and popular publications. His first book, From Harvard to the Ranks of Labor: Powers Hapgood and the American Working Class, appeared in 1999. His latest book, Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship, will be published in the fall of 2015.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History and Director of the Labor Education and Research Center , University of Oregon