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Dr. David Goutor

David Goutor
Office:
School of Labour Studies, Kenneth Taylor Hall – 701A
Email:
goutord@mcmaster.ca
Phone:
905-525-9140 ext. 27292
Office Hours:
N/A; on research leave

Dr. David Goutor, Assistant Professor in the School of Labour Studies, teaches  ARTSSCI 3BB3 / Technology and Society II. He holds a PhD in Canadian History from the University of Toronto and has a wide range of research and teaching interests. These include immigration, human rights, globalization, and workers’ response to changing social, economic and technological conditions. He also enjoys teaching interactive courses on unions and social movements, as well as a placement course in Labour Studies, in which students do research in the field for unions, community organizations, or human resources departments.

Dr. Goutor’s publications include Guarding the Gates: The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872 – 1934 (UBC Press, 2007), Taking Liberties: A History of Human Rights in Canada (Oxford, 2013), co-edited with Dr. Stephen Heathorn, and A Chance to Fight Hitler: A Canadian Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War (2018). He has published articles in journals such as the Canadian Historical Review, Labour/le Travail and Labour Studies Journal, and has also written columns on immigration, politics, and workers’ rights in the Opinion/Editorial section of the Toronto Star. He is currently leading research on the Living Wage movement in Hamilton, and is completing a biography of a long-time Communist and veteran of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War.

Dr. Goutor is on research leave in Term 2 in 2019-20.