Curriculum Vitae

Robinson Center for Young Scholars
University of Washington Guggenheim Annex
Box 351630
Seattle, WA 98195-9475

reagan@uw.edu

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Areas of Specialization

Histories of American capitalism, labor, race, urban, social movements, political economy, political philosophy

Education

University of Washington, Seattle
Doctor of Philosophy

2017

San Francisco State University
Master of Arts, History

2009

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors

2006

Teaching Experience

Robinson Center for Young Scholars

  • American History I – Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019
  • American History II – Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020
  • Sociology of Service Learning – Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

2017 – 2020

South Puget Sound Community College

  • History 146: U.S. History 1 – Spring 2020
  • History 147: U.S. History 2 – Spring 2020
  • History 215: Women in U.S. History – Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Seattle Central College

  • History 136: United States to 1877 – Fall 2017, Fall 2018
  • History 137: United States Since 1877 – Winter 2020
  • History 214: Pacific Northwest History – Winter 2018

2017 – 2020

University of Washington, Tacoma

  • THIST 322: American Labor Since the Civil War – Spring 2018, Fall 2018
  • TSOC 266 and TEGL 266: Introduction to Labor Studies – Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
  • THIST 201: American History Since 1877 – Spring 2018

2017 – 2020

University of Washington, Seattle

  • HIST 220: Constitutional History, Fall 2021
  • POLISCI 249: Introduction to Labor Studies – Winter 2018
  • ENG 198: Interdisciplinary Writing / Social Science – Autumn 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Winter 2017
  • HIST 490: Histories of American Capitalism – Summer 2017
  • HIST 498: Capitalism and the City – Spring 2015
  • HIST 494: Histories of American Capitalism – Spring 2015
  • History 105: Peoples of the United States – Summer 2012, Summer 2013

2013 – 2018

Green River Community College

  • History 137: United States since 1877 – Winter 2016, Spring 2017
  • History 136: United States to 1877 – Fall 2013

2013 – 2017

Dissertation

Capital City: New York in Fiscal Crisis

Honors, Awards & Scholarships

Library Research Award for Undergraduates
Co-recipient with my student, Sophia Carey – University of Washington

2019

Jean Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington

2019

Andy Studebaker Fund Recipient
University of Washington

2014

Rondeau Evans Scholarship
University of Washington

2014

Harry Bridges Center Research Grant
University of Washington

2013

Maclyn P. Burg Graduate Student Scholarship
University of Washington

2012

John E. Sawyer Graduate Research Fellowship
University of Washington

2011 – 2012

Top Scholar Award
University of Washington

2009 – 2010

Miriam C. Bernheim University Scholarship
San Francisco State University

2008

Vincent Costantino University Scholarship
San Francisco State University

2008

History Department Graduate Fellowship
San Francisco State University

2007

Herodotus Fund Recipient
San Francisco State University

2007

Highest Honors in History
University of California, Berkeley

Runner-up Best Thesis of the Year
University of California, Berkeley

2006

Publications

Labor Markets & Racial Formation: Reconsidering the Work of Alexander Saxton

In Progress

Of Ourselves: Intersectional Class Struggle
AK Press

2021

Strategies for Teaching Critical Reading: Understanding, Meaning-Making & Critique
Journal of Social Work Education

2021

The Labor Cost of Dual Enrollment Programs
LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association

Mar 2020

Electoral Folly
CounterPunch

May 2016

Celebrating Fat Man
Inheriting Hanford

Aug 2015

Raising Iraqi Voices of Grassroots Resistance
truthout.org – Book Review of “Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq”

Jul 2015

The 1937 and 1938 San Francisco Department Store Strikes
Libcom

Dec 2015

Ghost in the Machine: Reflections on the Life and Poetry of Xu Lizhi
Ghosts in the Machine, Pacific Rim Solidarity Network

Summer 2014

California’s Agricultural Progressives and the State Commission Market Act of 1915
Ex Post Facto

Spring 2009

Band of Sisters: Class and Gender in Industrial Lowell 1820-1850
Ex Post Facto

Spring 2008

Presentations & Lectures

The Culture of Poverty and Urban Policy: New York in the 1970s
Urban History Association Conference
Detroit, MI

Oct 2020

We Insist!: Early Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter
Revolutions Per Minute Podcast

Jun 2020

Running Start, Dual Enrollment, and Teaching Labor in Higher Ed
Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference
Washington State University – Spokane, WA

Feb 2020

Teaching Running Start
Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference
Seattle, WA

Oct 2019

New York and the Origins of Austerity
Seattle Democratic Socialists of America

Nov 2017

Race, Labor & Austerity: The New York City Fiscal Crisis
Labor & Working Class History Association Conference
University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Jun 2017

Globalization and Migrant Worker Poetry in China
Bellevue College – Bellevue, WA

May 2017

Working University
Equality Initiative in Political Science, Panel Discussant
University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Feb 2017

Making Race, Making Capital: EP Thompson and the New Histories of Capitalism
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Workshare Paper Series
Seattle, WA

Oct 2016

The War on Poverty Becomes a War on the Poor: New York & the Turn Against Keynesianism
Urban History Association Conference
Loyola University – Chicago, IL

Oct 2016

Double Barreled: Racial Capitalism in the 1975 New York City Fiscal Crisis
Histories of American Capitalism Conference
Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Oct 2016

Rethinking the 1975 New York City Fiscal Crisis
History Department Colloquium
University of Washington – Seattle, WA

May 2016

The International Origins of the 1975 New York City Fiscal Crisis
American Historical Association Conference
Atlanta, GA

Jan 2016

Civilization Must Be Paid For: The 1966 New York City Fiscal Crisis
Histories of American Capitalism Conference
Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Nov 2014

Disaster City: New York in the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Scholars Studio at Suzallo-Allen Library
University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Feb 2013

Bay Area Social Justice History Project (Website Presentation)
Graduate History Student Association Paper Symposium
San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA

Spring 2009

The Department Store Employees Union Local 1100 and the 1937 and 1938 San Francisco Retail Strikes
Bay Area Labor History Workshop

Feb 2009

Band of Sisters: Class and Gender in Industrial Lowell 1820-1850
Graduate History Student Association Paper Symposium
San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA

Spring 2008

Band of Sisters: Class and Gender in Industrial Lowell 1820-1850
History Student Association Paper Symposium
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Spring 2007

Digital History

Waterfront Workers History Project
Project Editor

Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
Associate Editor

Professional Experience

Interim Principal & Program Director
Robinson Center for Young Scholars, Transition School

Jan – Jun 2019

Researcher & Ghostwriter
Various

2017 – Present

Board Member & Founder
Labor Studies Association, University of Washington

2015 – 2017

Community Organizer
Seattle Solidarity Network

2010 – 2015

Research Assistant
Adam Warren

2012

Anchor/Producer
Pacifica Radio News

2006 – 2009

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