Jason Russell

Jason Russell is a Professor in the School for Graduate Studies.  His research interests are on work, labor, and capital in the twentieth century.  You can learn more about Professor Russell at https://workinglife.ca/.


  • Ph.D. in History from York University


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2021.
  • Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship: Empire State College, 2020.


  • Work and Labor in American Popular Culture: Representation in Film, Music and Television in the 1970s and 1980s. New York: Routledge, 2024.

  • Canada, A Working History. Toronto: Dundurn, 2021.

  • Leading Progress: The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, 1920 - 2020. Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2020.

  • Making Managers in Canada, 1945 – 1990: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities. New York: Routledge, 2018.

  • Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2011.

  • “Towards Polyphonic Constitutive Historicism: a New Methodology for Management Research” with Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool Management School), Management and Organizational History volume 11 (issue 2), pp. 236-251.
  • “Organization Men and Women: Making Managers at Bell Canada from the 1940s to the 1960s” Management and Organizational History, Management and Organizational History volume 10 (issue 3-4), pp. 213-229.