The Marxist Sociology Blog features short articles (~1,000 words) on Marxist theory, research and politics. Those who wish to write for the blog may email the editor-in-chief, Michael McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a proposed title and topic (one paragraph maximum). Items may include:
- News analysis or commentary
- Research findings (summaries of the author’s own published research)
- Book reviews
The members of the editorial team are listed below.
Michael A. McCarthy is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Marquette University. His research broadly concerns capitalism and democracy. His book Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions was published in 2017 with Cornell University Press. The book was awarded with the Paul Sweezy Book Award as well as an honorable mention for the Labor and Labor Movements Book Award. His current book project, tentatively titled The Master’s Tools: Finance Against Capital, is under contract with Verso Books. It It explores the politics of financialization and radical financial reform. His research and popular essays can be found here. Follow Mike on Twitter @its_mccarthy.
Colin Arnold is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia. His broad research interests include political and economic sociology, with a particular emphasis on the political economy of globalization and global capitalism. More specifically, his current research explores how political parties and social movements interact to shape long-term comparative trajectories of political and economic development. Before coming to UVa, Colin studied at Loyola Marymount University, where he received his undergraduate degree in political science. He also served as a political organizer at this time, working on a number of electoral campaigns throughout Southern California, the British Labour Party, as well as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He also served as a political organizer at this time, working on campaigns for current Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, the British Labour Party, as well as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Rose M. Brewer, Ph.D. is a longtime activist scholar. She is the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies as well as affiliated faculty in Sociology and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She publishes extensively on radical Black feminism, political economy, social movements, and the Black liberation movement. She was a core organizer of the US Social Forums, 2007-2015, and is one of the editors of the volume, The United States Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement. Her deep commitment to ending racism, national oppression, sexism, imperialism, and economic exploitation in the US and globally took root in Black student activism and local community struggles for social change.
Barry Eidlin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University. He is a comparative historical sociologist interested in the study of class, politics, social movements, and social change. His book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Other research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Politics & Society, Sociology Compass, and Labor History, among other venues. He also comments regularly in various media outlets on labor politics and policy.
Katherine Maich is an Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University and Faculty Affiliate in Sociology, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Latin American Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, where her dissertation was recognized with the Honorable Mention in the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s 2018 Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award Competition. Her research examines the reproduction of gender and racial inequality, domestic worker organizing, and the home as a site of labor. She was recently named an Early Career Scholar by the Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the ASA and her work has received various awards, including the 2017 Cheryl Allen Miller Paper Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Matt Vidal is Reader in Sociology and Political Economy at Loughborough University London. He is founder of the Marxist Sociology Blog and editor-in-chief of Work in Progress (a public sociology blog on the economy, work and inequality). Matt is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx (with Paul Prew, Tomás Rotta and Tony Smith). He is currently working on a book under Oxford University Press: Management Divided: Contradictions of labor management in American capitalism. His other publications can be found on his Google Scholar page. Follow Matt on Twitter @ChukkerV.
Stephanie Baran is a doctoral candidate and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously, she received her M.A. in Sociology from DePaul University in Chicago. She is a student, researcher, activist and theoretician-in-training. Her academic interests include studying Feminist and Marxist theory, racism, body and embodiment. Her master’s research paper, “Parsing White Supremacy: An Exploratory Study of Political Thought and Beliefs,” was published with Heathwood Institute and Press in December, 2014. She also published personal essays entitled “Scars, Womanness, and Motherhood” to Feministing.com in May, 2014 and “Access to Parlay: Freedom of Speech” was published to Heathwood Institute and Press in February, 2015. Her hobbies include being a fiery feminist ally and working towards total social justice. She currently resides in Milwaukee with her cat, Harley.
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