Jamie McCallum came from Brooklyn in 2011 to join the faculty at Middlebury. His research and teaching interests emerge from scholarly inquiry and activist commitments. Jamie teaches courses on the sociology of labor, political sociology, social theory, globalization, organizing for social change, and sexuality. His first book, Global Unions, Local Power, won the best book award from the American Sociological Association. It examines the ability of workers to cooperate and exercise power across national borders, drawing on research he conducted with over 100 workers, unionists, and business leaders in nine countries. Jamie is currently writing a new book on the history of the work ethic, Against Work: The Indignity of the Daily Grind, and he has recently directed two short documentary films.