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Jason C. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Kozlowski is a labor historian and labor educator focused on how the state and institutions shape and are shaped by workers’ movements. His published work has appeared in Labor Studies Journal, Working In These Times, Labor History, The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript on unionization, deindustrialization and rural-urban industrial dynamics in global athletic apparel, an industry he worked in for 10 years.

Dr. Kozlowski’s research interests include social movements, deindustrialization, labor relations, work organization and the negotiation of social identities in culture and society.

In addition, Dr. Kozlowski has developed and taught classes on labor history, public policy, public-sector history and labor relations, labor leadership, social movement theory and case studies, and historical theories and research methods.

Dr. Kozlowski serves on the executive board of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) and coordinates the annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Region 2-13 Leadership Training.

Expertise: Labor History, Deindustrialization, Public Sector, Labor Unions, Work Organization, Industrial Relations, Social Movement, Globalization


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., University at Buffalo
  • B.A., University at Buffalo
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