College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Esch

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - American Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Bailey Hall, 213J
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594



Research interests: US empire, Working class studies, Race and racism, Transnational studies


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.


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