About

The Social Justice History Project is a space to gather information about my research and public collaboration projects. I teach and research history and labor studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where I am also the director of the UCLA Public History Initiative, the faculty chair of the Labor and Workplace Studies undergraduate program, and a Faculty in Residence with the De Neve-Gardenia-Holly residential communities.

My first book, Indispensable Outcasts is a study of the migrant workers of the early 20th century known popularly as “hobos.” It won a few prizes. I am completing a new book that explores working-class self-education in early 20th century North America.

You can find me on Twitter: @TobiasHigbie and at the UCLA History Department.