Stephanie Ross is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University. Her research and teaching concerns how ordinary people make social change through collective action in the face of powerful forces to the contrary, and asks the question how workers’ movements can be more powerful forces for progressive economic and social change. Her work brings together insights from labour studies, political science, political sociology, and social movement studies. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the nature and dynamics of internal debates within unions over key questions of structure, democracy, bargaining priorities, political vision, political strategy, and collective identity. She has explored these themes in a variety of topics, including the practice and character of social unionism, the politics of union-community coalitions, the role of unions in the policy process, and the unique nature of public sector unionism. With Larry Savage, she has edited three books, Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada (Fernwood 2012), Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity (Fernwood 2013), and Labour Under Attack: Anti-Unionism in Canada (Fernwood 2018), and co-authored another, Building a Better World: An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada (Fernwood 2015). She is the founding president of the Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies.