Randi Storch is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at SUNY Cortland. Her research focuses on labor and working-class history, radical labor movements, and the question of democracy in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998.
She published Working Hard for the American Dream: American Workers and their Unions, World War I to the Present in 2013 (Wiley), and Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-1935 in 2007 (University of Illinois Press). She is currently working on a book manuscript, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and the Promise of American Democracy.
Storch has also co-directed (with Kevin Sheets) three NEH Landmark programs and will co-direct (with Kevin Sheets) an NEH Summer Institute for Teachers in summer 2018. She is also working with Labor and Working Class History Association’s Teaching Committee to develop a curricular project that will bring curated sources documenting US working-class history to K-12 teachers. The project is currently titled, “Teaching Labor’s Story.”