John Popiel

John Popiel

Doctoral Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

John Popiel



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Labor History
  • Black Labor History
  • History of Detroit 
  • Radicalism
  • Revolutionaries  


 Master's Thesis: "'Prison Cannot Crush Their Spirit': The Ideological Impact of Incarceration on Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and Eugene V. Debs."


  • B.A., History, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2017.
  • M.A., History, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2020.

Awards and grants

 Most Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2019-2020.

Selected publications

 Popiel, John T. (revise and resubmit). "'A Crime Against Humanity': Prison, Capitalism, and Convict No. 9653." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 

Currently teaching

 Fall 2021 | History of the Headlines: United States Since World War II (HIS 1050)