Miriam Wells

Position Title
Professor Emerita

  • Community and Regional Development

Interests: Political and economic anthropology, ethnicity, economic development, unionization/social movements, immigration and immigration policy, the social organization of agriculture

Courses Taught

People, Work and Technology (CRD 162)

Social Inequality: Issues and Innovations (CRD 172)

Transformation of Work (CRD 247)

Select Publications

Wells, Miriam J. Regulation of the farm labor market : an assessment of farm worker protections under California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act / Miriam J. Wells & Martha S. West. Davis, Calif. : California Institute for Rural Studies, 1989.

Wells, Miriam J. What is a worker? : the role of sharecroppers in contemporary class structure / Miriam J. Wells.

Wells, Miriam J. Strawberry fields : politics, class, and work in California agriculture / Miriam J. Wells. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1996.


Ph.D., History. Stanford University.


Ed.S., Anthropologist.