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. 

Courses taught by John Popiel

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022