BIO

Richard A. Greenwald is a professor of history and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Prior to that, he held academic and senior leadership positions at Brooklyn College, CUNY, St. Joseph’s College in New York and Drew University in New Jersey. His books include Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America, The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York, Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective, and Exploring America’s Past: Essays in Social and Cultural History. His current projects include a book-length history of the garment unions, entitled Woven Together for Justice and a history of higher education, entitled Class Dismissed, both under contract with The New Press. He had served as a member of the editorial boards for the journals Working USA, Labor History, the magazine In These Times as well as a series editor for Working in the Americas Book Series at the University of Florida Press. He is currently on the board of the Journal of Planning History. He has written for a wide variety of publications:  In These Times, The Progressive, Businessweek, Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Boston Globe, The Los Angles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Insidehighereducation, among other places. An early blogger, Richard  blogged for The Atlantic Magazine’s Cities Blog and In These Times and is currently a columnist for both Daily Beast and The Baffler.