Dr. Stephanie Ross is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. She has previously served as both the Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Work & Society (2010-2012), and the Coordinator of the Work & Labour Studies Program (2009-2012). Her research and teaching focuses on democracy in working-class and social movement organizations, union renewal, public sector unionism, the global justice movement in North America, and the links between social justice organizing inside and outside of the workplace.
Her work on these themes has appeared in The Socialist Register, Studies in Political Economy, Labour, Capital and Society, and Labor Studies Journal. Her doctoral dissertation, “The Making of CUPE”, won the Canadian Committee on Labour History’s Eugene Forsey Prize for the best dissertation in Canadian labour history in 2007. She is currently co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded CURA “Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning”, based at OISE / University of Toronto, which is investigating the way activists develop and transmit knowledge on anti-poverty organizing strategy.