About Robert Ovetz, Ph.D.

Robert Ovetz has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin. He is currently a lecturer in Political Science and the Masters in Public Administration program at San José State University which has generously assisted in funding this research.

His writings have been published in the academic, mainstream and alternative media as well as by the United Nations. He is a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Labor and Society.


Robert’s research focuses on labor movement issues. His first book When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1924 was published in hardback by Brill (The Netherlands) in August 2018 and paperback by Haymarket Press (US) in September 2019. Robert’s initial research into strike threats will be included in his second book Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives that will be published by Pluto Press (UK) in 2020.

Robert is a member of the California Faculty Association (AAUP/SEIU).

Robert’s publications and social media posts can be found here:



Robert can be contacted at: robert.ovetz@sjsu.edu

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