Seth Rockman is an associate professor of history at Brown University. His book Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore won multiple prizes including the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Rockman also coedited (with Sven Beckert) Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development. Rockman has been a fellow at re:work, a global labor history research institute in Berlin, and currently serves on the editorial committee of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History.

With Alexandra Hui (Mississippi State University) and Lissa Roberts (University of Twente, Netherlands), Rockman organized the 2022 Gordon Cain Conference, “Let’s Get to Work: Bringing Labor History and the History of Science Together.”