Welcome to Working Lives. My name is Jason Russell. I am an Associate Professor of History and Labor Studies at Empire State College – State University of New York . I have been working full-time in academia since 2010, but I was a part-time instructor for several years before joining Empire State College. I also worked in the gas utility industry for seventeen years in unionized operations roles. My Ph.D. is in History from York University in Toronto, Canada.
My current research focuses on labour and management in Canada from the 1940s to the 1990s. I recently wrote a popular history of work in Canada called Canada, A Working History that was published by Dundurn in March 2021. My third book is called Leading Progress: the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, 1920 – 2020 and was published by Between the Lines in 2021. My second book — Making Managers in Canada, 1945 – 1995: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities — was published by Routledge in 2018. My first book — Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990 — was published by Athabasca University Press in 2011. I have an additional book under contract with Routledge titled Management and Labor Conflict: A North American History that will be part of the Routledge Focus series.
Here is the latest version of my CV: Jason Russell CV 11 April 2021
I can be reached at Jason.Russell@esc.edu