|Degrees:||Ph.D. History of Consciousness (University of California, Santa Cruz)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 1660|
|Office:||2211 Dunton Tower|
Rebecca Schein is an Assistant Professor for the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and is cross-appointed with the Institute of Political Economy and the Department of Sociology.
Dr. Schein earned her doctorate in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include: Marxist political economy and cultural studies; the commodification and decommodification of public goods and services; rights, commons, citizenship, and moral claims; mutual aid and social movement dynamics; social movement or community unionism; and political cultures of solidarity.
Dr. Schein’s publications include work on the U.S. Peace Corps and the invention of “culture shock;” the politics of park encampments during the Occupy movement; historiographies of Marxist feminism; the “electoralism” debates on the left; and the political potential of “free transit” as a campaign demand for the Toronto left.
In the Human Rights program, Dr. Schein regularly teaches the core theory course and coordinates the 4thyear Practicum. She is cross-appointed with the Institute of Political Economy and the Department of Sociology.