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Jon Shelton

Jon Shelton
Assistant Professor
MAC A324
(920) 465-2161

Current Book Project: Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-1981

Publications:"Against the Public: The Pittsburgh Teachers Strike of 1975-76 and the Crisis of the Labor-Liberal Coalition," LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Summer 2013
"Letters to the Essex County Penitentiary: David Selden and the Fracturing of America," under review, Journal of Social History

Awards/Fellowships: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-13
Wise-Susman Award, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2010

Recent Research Presentations: "‘The Public Be Damned’: Free-Market Activism and the Decline of Union Power, 1977-78," Labor and Working-Class History Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, June 2013
"Teacher Strikes, the Public Interest, and the Neoliberal turn of the 1970s," National Academy of Education Spring Fellows Meeting, Washington, DC, March, 2013
"Striking against the Public: The Pennsylvania Public Employee Act and the Decline of Liberalism in the 1970s," Southern Labor Studies Association, Bi-Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2011
"Against the Public: The Pittsburgh Teacher Strike of 1975-76 and the Decline of Liberalism" American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 2010

Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. American University