John B. Russo is the Kalmanovitz Initiative’s Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. At the KI, John will work with Georgetown faculty to design an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Working-Class Studies. Russo also brings to KI the long-running weekly blog, Working-Class Perspectives, which he edits with Georgetown English professor Sherry Linkon.
Before moving to Washington, Russo was a founding member and Co-Director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University. Along with conducting research on working-class history, labor studies, urban studies, and deindustrialization, he helped design and taught in the first certificate program in Working-Class Studies in the United States. Click here to read more.