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Michael Beyea Reagan

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MA, San Francisco State University
  • BA with highest honors, University of California, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae - CV (PDF)

  • Racial capitalism
  • Urban history
  • Intersectionality
  • Labor history
  • Cultural studies 

Michael Beyea Reagan is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University and a lecturer in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice published in 2021, which is an historically informed work of theory about working class composition and its intersection with race, gender, and other forms of identity and social formation. His forthcoming work, The Budget is Everything: New York and Cultural Logic of Austerity, is a cultural history of municipal finance in New York in the post war period.  He is trained as a historian with a PhD from the University of Washington where his dissertation was on the 1975 New York City fiscal crisis, and a master's from San Francisco State University where he studied working-class women's history. 

Professor Reagan has worked as a community organizer, and in anti-war and labor movements on the west coast; he is a member of the university faculty union, AAUP-AFT, Rutgers. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Working Class Studies, the Boston Review, In These Times, Truthout, and other outlets.

  • U.S. Labor and Work Before the End of Reconstruction
  • History of Labor and Work in the U.S. 1880 to 1945
  • Special Topics in Work