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.
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.
Katy Fox-Hodess is a lecturer in Work, Employment, People and Organisations at the University of Sheffield in England and an associate fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. She is a labor sociologist interested in questions of trade union internationalism, rank-and-file democracy and worker power. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Dockworkers of the World Unite: Worker Power and Trade Union Strategy in a Global Economy. Her work has appeared in British Journal of Industrial Relations, Latin American Politics and Society and Work, Employment and Society, as well as a wide range of non-academic media outlets as a labor commentator.
Zachary Levenson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He works on questions related to surplus populations in Southern cities, above all, in South African land occupations. He is currently completing a book entitled Delivery and Dispossession: The Politics of Housing in Post-Apartheid South Africa that challenges the way we think about the role of the state in forced evictions. His work has appeared in the Journal of Agrarian Change, Urban Studies, International Sociology, and Catalyst, among other venues. Follow him on Twitter @grundrza.
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.
Ida Nikou is PhD student in Sociology at Stony Brook University. Her research area is at the intersection of development and social movements. She looks at the ways local level organizations and social mobilizations, shape institutional development outcomes. Currently, she is researching the evolution of state institutions in post-revolutionary Iran and its consequences for the development.
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