Kim Scipes, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Behavioral Sciences
College: Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
Building: Schwarz hall Room: 210B
Phone: (219) 785-5294
- Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
- M.A., Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1991
- B.S., Florida State University, 1975
Courses Taught Recently
- Introduction to Sociology (SOC 10000)
- Racial & Ethnic Diversity (SOC 31000)
- Sociology of Developing Countries in Era of Globalization (SOC 40300)
- Sociology of the Environment (SOC 40400)
- Sociology of the Media (SOC 40500)
- Social Movements (SOC 40600)
- Social Stratification (SOC 41100)
Research /Scholarship Interests
Dr. Kim Scipes is a global labor scholar, and has been studying labor organizations in the US and around the world since 1983. He focuses particularly on building global labor solidarity and inter-racial solidarity, and is a major scholar on labor imperialism.
Additionally, he has written a number of articles on the changing global economy, and has been focusing more on climate change, environmental destruction and the impact on working people.
- 2017.Review: Black Subjugation in America.” Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture. Vol. 16, Nos. 1-2 (Spring).
- 2017. “Addressing Seriously the Environmental Crisis: A Bold, ‘Outside the Box’ Suggestion for Addressing Climate Change and other Forms of Environmental Destruction.” Race, Class and Corporate Power, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Article 2.
- 2016. “Introduction” in Kim Scipes, ed., Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization. Chicago: Haymarket Books: 1-21.
- 2014. “Social Movement Unionism or Social Justice Unionism? Disentangling Theoretical Confusion with the Global Labor Movement.” Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Article 9.
- 2014. “Building Global Labor Solidarity Today: Learning from the KMU of the Philippines.” Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol. 2, No. 2.
- “2012. “Globalization from Below: Labor Activists Challenging the AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program.” Critical Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 2 (March): 303-323.
- 2010. Why Labor Imperialism? AFL-CIO’s Foreign Policy Leaders and the Developing World.”Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 13, No. 4, December: 465-479.
- 2009. “An Alternative Perspective for the Global South–Neoliberal Economic Policies in the United States: The Impact of Globalization on a ‘Northern’ Country.” Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June: 12-47.
- Dr. Kim Scipes. “Climate Change and Going ‘Outside the Box’ for a Solution.” Video , March 18, 2017.
- Kim Scipes on AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? Video , April 13, 2012.
- Labor and Labor Movements, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, and Global and Transnational Sociology Sections of the American Sociology Association.
- Research Committee 44 (Labor) of the International Sociological Association; elected member of the RC 44 Board between 2006-2010.