Jenny Carson

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History Toronto, Ontario j2carson@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2265

Bio/Research

Dr. Jenny Carson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, which she joined in 2007. She is a historian of twentieth-century American women’s labour history, with a focus on service work and women's organizing. Her book, A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and th...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Jenny Carson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, which she joined in 2007. She is a historian of twentieth-century American women’s labour history, with a focus on service work and women's organizing. Her book, A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2021) examines the role of African American and radical women activists and their collisions with labor organizing and union politics in twentieth century America. Her work has also appeared in Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society and Labor Studies Journal. Interested in current as well as historical worker mobilizations, Prof. Carson participated in the five-year SSHRC-funded Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario project, which investigated how low-wage workers and their allies have responded collectively to the growth of precarious employment in the 21st century. In 2010, Dr. Carson won the Dean’s Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. She is a member of the graduate faculty.

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Media Relations

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