Jillian Jacklin

Jillian Jacklin

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Jillian Marie Jacklin is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Visiting Lecturer in Democracy and Justice Studies. She is an historian of the United States and places her work in a comparative and transnational context. Her research explores interactions between workers and business, as well as the government bureaucracies and corporate interests that influence these relationships. She situates her work within the fields of labor history, critical race theory, and gender studies and explores the role that working-class political activism has played in shaping the outcomes of local, national, and global movements for social justice. Her scholarly and teaching interests include cultural and carceral studies, economic and industrial relations theory, the histories of masculinity and sexuality, migration studies, settler colonialism, and the history of politics and American capitalism from the mid-19th through the 21st Century. She has forthcoming entries in the Encyclopedia of Racial Violence in America and has published work with the International Journal of Cuban Studies, the Journal of Folklore Research, and The American Yawp. A dedicated teacher, UW-Madison undergraduate students have named her an “Outstanding Mentor” and “Honored Instructor” for several semesters; and in 2018, the UW-Madison History Department awarded her for “Exceptional Service in Teaching.