Labor Studies

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in U.S. History
Boston University, 1988

Campus: IU South Bend
Phone: (574) 520-4469

Paul Mishler was a labor educator in New York City before coming to IU South Bend in 2002. In New York he worked in university-based labor programs, teaching members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the Communication Workers of America; the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; and provided leadership to the Service Employees International Union Local 1199 Bread and Roses Project.

Pual Mishler
His past research projects have led to publications on the history of social justice movements in the U.S. He is now working on a documentary history of the relationship between the labor movement and broader social reform activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mishler is especially concerned with economic class biases in education and the relationship between labor's struggles and the struggles against racism and sexism.