Marc Dixon

Academic Appointments

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology

I write on unions, social movements, and their impact on corporate and governmental policy. My book Heartland Blues explores contestation over labor rights in the post-WWII U.S. Currently I am researching other non-state attempts to regulate and improve corporate labor and environmental standards.


Blunt Alum Ctr, Room 306D
HB 6104


  • B.A. University of Vermont
  • M.A. Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University

Selected Publications

  • Dixon, Marc. 2020. Heartland Blues: Labor Rights in the Industrial Midwest. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Yona, L, Dixon, MD, Howarth, RB, Kapuscinski, AR and Virginia, RA. 2020. “Applying a leverage points framework to the United Nations climate negotiations: The (dis)empowerment of youth participants.” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 8: 36. DOI: 

  • DiGrazia, Joe and Marc Dixon. “The Conservative Upsurge and Labor Policy in the States.” Work and Occupations

  • Martin, Andrew W. and Marc Dixon. “The Institutionalization of Anti-Business Protest, 1960-1995.” The Sociological Quarterly