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Richard Greenwald, PhD, a professor of history and sociology, is Dean at St. Joseph's College in New York. He was until recently, professor of history, Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Director of University Partnerships, and was the Founding Director of the Business, Society & Culture Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Trained as a social historian of modern America, Richard's scholarly interests are political economy, particularly the intersection of the workplace, business and American politics. His most recent book is Labor Rising: The Past and Future of American Workers (2012), co-edited with Daniel Katz. He is the author of The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York (2005), co-editor of Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective ( 2003), and editor of Exploring America's Past: essays in Social and Cultural History (1996). His current projects include: The Death of 9-5: Permanent Freelancers, Empty Offices and the New Way America Works (Bloomsbury, 2013); and a co-authored history of the needle unions with Daniel Katz, entitled Woven Together for Justice (supported by a grant for the Hillman Foundation), under contract with The New Press. He has served as Associate Editor for the scholarly journals Enterprise and Society: the International Journal of Business History and Labor History and is a member of the editorial boards for the journals Working USA & Labor History and In These Times. Richard was until recently the senior editor of the book series "Work in the Americas," published by University Press of Florida. He blogs on workplace issues for In These Times and his essays and articles have appeared in In These Times, The Progressive, Bookforum, Businessweek, The Brooklyn Rail (where is is a contributing writer), The Rumpus, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and The Wall Street Journal among other place.