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School of Labor & Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Gilbert

Assistant Professor

Labor Education Program
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207 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820


PhD, American Studies, Yale University, 2008
BA, Music, Wesleyan University, 1998

Research Interests

Dan is a cultural historian with special interests in work, global mass culture and social movements. His first book, Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency, was published in fall 2013 by the University of Massachusetts Press.


LER 120: Contemporary Labor Problems
LER 110: Labor and Social Movements

Personal Interests

Dan is also a musician and songwriter. In 2011, he released an album of his music titled The Great Recession Goodbye.