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Marc W. Steinberg
Associate Professor & Department Chair

email Send E-mail office Office: Wright Hall 205 phone Phone: 585-3443
Office hours Fall 15: Tu 9:30-11:30 am, Th 1-3 pm

Marc spent virtually all of his Wonder Bread years in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a B.A. and M.A. in History from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Marc's previous research concentrated on collective action, historical class formation, language and ideology, and 19th-century English working-class history. His book Fighting Words: Working-Class Formation, Collective Action and Discourse in Early Nineteenth-Century England, is published by Cornell University Press focused on this topic. He has an ongoing project on the role of labour law in class conflict and the labour process in mid-Victorian England, A book in process, Law, Labour and England's Great Transformation, will focus on these issues as well as rethinking Karl Polanyi's institutionalism.He is also currently engaged in research with Patricia Ewick (Clark University) on conceptions of faith and justice among dissidents in the Catholic Church. His articles on class formation and social movement culture have appeared in journals such as The International Review of Social History, The American Journal of Sociology, Social Movement Studies and Theory and Society.

Marc enjoys endorphins and alternative rock music. He spends time torturing himself on exercise equipment and listening to CDs. His current favorite acts include Bad Religion, Billy Bragg, the Caesars, Social Distortion and Spinnerette.