Elizabeth Esch

Elizabeth Esch
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Contact Info

213 Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


New York University Fall, 2004
Ph.D. Dissertation: Fordtown: Managing Race and Nation in the American Empire, 1925-1945
New York University June, 1999
M.A. University of Michigan December, 1995
B.A., American Cultures


Research interests:

  • US empire
  • working class studies
  • race and racism
  • transnational studies

Selected Publications

Esch, Elizabeth. The Color Line and the Assembly Line: The Ford Motor Company in Brazil, South Africa and the United States. University of California Press, 2018.
Esch, Elizabeth, and David Roediger. “Race and the Management of Labour in US History.” Theorizing Anti-Racism: Rethinking the Connection between Marxism and Postcolonialism, edited by Abigail Bakan and Enakshi Dua, University of Toronto Press, 2014, pp. 340–76.