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Rebecca Schein

Associate Professor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

Degrees:Ph.D. History of Consciousness (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1660
Office:1302 Dunton Tower

Rebecca Schein is an Associate 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 addition to regular teaching in the Human Rights BA, Dr. Schein works with graduate students through cross-appointments to the Institute of Political Economy, the Department of Sociology, and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture.