Cecelia Bucki



Dr. Cecelia Bucki is Professor of History at Fairfield University (Connecticut), where she has taught for over thirty years. She has also taught at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and Hamilton College. Her specialties within U.S. history are social, labor and working-class, and immigration history. Her main research interest is the nexus of U.S. twentieth-century labor and urban politics, as demonstrated in her first book, the award-winning Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915-1936 (University of Illinois Press, 2001). Since the 1980s, she has produced various public history projects and participated in social- studies teacher training in Connecticut. She was editor-in-chief of the academic journal Connecticut History Review from 2011-2017. She has held a variety of positions in state and national history societies, most notably as National Secretary of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) from 2003-2018. She received the LAWCHA Award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History in 2020. She has been a social-history consultant on the State of Connecticut Historic Preservation Advisory Board since 2016.