Gary Roth

Gary Roth


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Office Location

613 Hill Hall

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Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology: The Super Rich, the Working Poor, and College Students

Social Protest: Student Movements Since the 1960s

Sociology of the Economy and Industry (Sociology of Food)

Internship in Sociology, Anthropology, or Peace & Conflict Studies

Sociology of Education: College Students and Social Mobility



1982 - Doctor of Economic and Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.), Sociology, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.

1978 - Master of Education in Cooperative Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1976 - Bachelor of Arts; Interdisciplinary Program in History, Economics, and Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 



The Educated Underclass: Students and the Promise of Social Mobility. Pluto Press, Spring 2019​

Paul Mattick: Selected Texts. Edited Volume. Brill/Haymarket: Forthcoming 2019.

Marxism in a Lost Century: A Biography of Paul Mattick. Brill/Haymarket: 2015.

Men's Feminism: August Bebel And The German Socialist Movement, with Anne Lopes. Humanity Books: 2000; 2nd Edition with a New Introduction, Brill/Haymarket, forthcoming 2020.


Recent Essays and Articles

‘Elite and Uneven: Universities and the College Admissions Scandal’, May 2019,

“Workers Self-Management,” Introduction to: Workers and Decision Making on Production by Lawrence B. Cohen. AmeriQuests. Vol 12: 2 (Autumn 2016).

H-Net Podcast, “The Art of the Review - Episode 12 The Long Review,” 13 January 2016;

“The Overproduction of Intelligence: The Reshaping of Social Classes in the United States”, Brooklyn Rail, October 2015;

“More on Mattick: Response to Michael Buckmiller, ‘Paul Mattick – ein proletarischer Intellektueller’,” Échanges: Bulletin du réseau ‘Echanges et mouvement’, Spring 2015.

Interview with Steve Fraser, The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power, Brooklyn Rail, April 2015;

 “Degrees of Privilege,” Brooklyn Rail, Featured Article, September 2014;


Recent Reviews/Review Essays

Sennett, Richard. Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation. Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 4 June 2015. URL:

Dupuis-Déri, Francis. Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs? Anarchy in Action Around the World. Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements  (Volume 6 (2): November 2014). URL:

Albert, Michael. Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism. Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 15 August 2014. URL:

Vinel, Jean-Christian. The Employee: A Political History. American Studies Journal 53:2 (2014).

Brown, Timothy S. Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance. First World War Studies 5:1. 30 April 2014.

Connelly, Katherine. Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire. Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 18 March 2014. URL:

Marshall, Peter. Demanding The Impossible: A History of Anarchism. “Anarchism Without Marxism,” Critical Sociology, Online: 30 November 2012; print: March 2014.

Wild Socialism: All Power to the Councils! A Review of: Martin Comack, Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921, and Gabriel Kuhn, editor, All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919. Insurgent Notes, December 2013. URL: