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Princeton University
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Labor, Class, Gender, Economy, Political Economy, Globalization, Unions, US South, Global South
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About Me

Beth English is director of the Project on Gender in the Global Community at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is a lecturer in the Princeton University Writing Program, and is also an instructor with Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative. She is the producer and host of the podcast, Working History.

English received her Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary, where she was a Glucksman Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

English’s research and teaching focus primarily on historical and contemporary labor and working class issues, politics and society, global economy, and the U.S. South and Global South.

Recent Publications

Global Women’s Work: Perspectives on Gender and Work in the Global Economyeditor, with Mary E. Frederickson and Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama (Routledge, IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics Series, 2018)

“Global Women’s Work: Historical Perspectives on the Textile and Garment Industries”Journal of International Affairs (2013)

A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, and Capital Mobility in the Textile Industry, (University of Georgia Press, 2006).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Gender, Labor, Women