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 is organizing the 2022 Gordon Cain Conference, “Work and the World of Science, Science and the World of Work: Bringing Labor History and the History of Science Together.”