Augustus Wood


School of Labor & Employment Relations

225 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820


PhD, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
MA, History, Clark Atlanta University, 2012
BA, History, Morehouse College, 2007

Research Interests

Augustus is a scholar of African American History of the Urban South with an interdisciplinary focus on political economy, intra-racial class struggle, working class social movements, and gentrification in modern urban regions. He also centralizes the role of labor struggles in anti-Black working-class racial oppression and the development of internal neo-colonialism. His other research includes Black Power in Southern Cities, Black Marxism in History, and Black Radicalism in labor social movements.


LER 100 Introduction to Labor Studies
LER 120 Contemporary Labor Problems
LER 130 Labor History
LER 320 Gender, Race, Class, and Work

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