Reuben Roth

Reuben Roth

Associate Professor

School of Northern and Community Studies
A-347, Arts Building Sudbury Campus


Dr. Reuben Roth is an Assistant Professor in the Labour Studies program, which is housed in the new School of Northern Development ( His main areas of research include: the sociology of work and organizations, class identity & consciousness, unionization, education and work, workplace health & safety, and national/ethnic identities.

Dr. Roth has also written about the automotive industry, workplace violence, union education programs, and workers’ tacit and informally-acquired knowledge — areas often overlooked by policy-makers. 

Dr.  Roth is a former Senior Research Officer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto - OISE/UT (1995-2002), a former Researcher and Project Manager for the Centre for the Study of Work and Society at York University (2002-04), adjunct professor of sociology at Trent University in Oshawa (2001-2005), and a speech writer at Queen’s Park during 1994-95. 


  • Ph.D. (Toronto)
  • M.A. (Toronto)
  • B.A. (Trent)


Research Areas: sociology of work and organizational sociology, working-class culture and consciousness, working-class organizations; education & work; national & ethnic identity. 


  • Certificate of Appreciation for “Tireless contribution and dedication to student success.” Laurentian University - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Nominee, Symons' Award for Excellence in Teaching - Trent University, 2005