Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Washington
I study and teach American political institutions, legal mobilization, labor, and constitutional law.
new book is called This
is Not Civil Rights (Fall 2012, University of
Chicago Press). My first book is Legislative
Deferrals. I am currently working (with my
colleague Michael McCann) on a new, NSF funded, book
project on the legal and political activism of salmon
cannery workers in the Pacific Northwest.
You can use the links below to find additional information about my research and writings.
|I am honored to be
serving as the Harry
Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies.
Bridges Chair and Center for Labor Studies
were established in 1992 to honor Harry Bridges,
founder and leader for 40 years of the
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
(ILWU). The chair and center have thrived due to
the tremendous support of the labor community,
including support for the creation of remarkable
Archives of Washington State in
2010. Like many people, I am inspired by
Bridges' commitments to worker power, union
democracy, and civil and human rights.
1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike