James Woodall

I am a second-year doctoral student at Duke University focusing on U.S. Labor and Working-Class history primarily in the 20th century. 

I graduated with a B.A. in History from Columbia University (cum laude and departmental honors). At Columbia, I was awarded the Garrett Mattingly Prize for senior thesis of distinction in any field for my thesis entitled, "From Servant to Hotel Worker: Class Warfare, Hotel Workers, and Wobblies in New York City, 1893-1913 ."

At Duke, my primary advisor is Nancy MacLean.

Current Research Interests

19th and 20th Century U.S. History, Labor and Working-Class History, Social Movements, History of Capitalism, the Service Economy, Music History, Urban History, History of Radicalism, History of Conservatism

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