Jill Jensen

Visiting Assistant Professor
Business Administration and Management

Jill Jensen


Ph.D. U.S. History/ History of Public Policy, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. Modern European History and Public History, University of California, Riverside

B.A. Political Science and International Relations, University of California, San Diego


Duke Hall 305
P: 909.748.8908
E: jill_jensen@redlands.edu


Jill Jensen teaches courses on the history of capitalism, business ethics, workers in the global economy, and the history of work. She has published several articles on the history of the United Nations and the International Labor Organization (ILO), particularly on U.S. perspectives regarding inter-governmental institutions, international human rights, comparative social policy, and women’s work and gender. She is editor with Nelson Lichtenstein of the volume, The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Courses Taught

FYS 100: Work: An Inevitable Journey

BUS 226: The Rise of American Capitalism, 1870-1932

BUS 369: Workers in the Global Economy

BUS 369: The History of Work

BUS 434: Applied Business Ethics


2016-2019, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and Management, University of Redlands

2014-2016, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Business Administration, University of Redlands

2012-2014, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University 

2011-2012, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University 


Jill Jensen and Kiran Klaus Patel, "Defining Alternatives: Nazi Social Policies and the New Deal," in Nazism Across Borders: The Social Policies of the Third Reich and their Global Appeal (Oxford University Press, in press, 2018).

Jill Jensen and Eileen Boris, “The Gender of Economic Rights,” in The Routledge History of Human (Routledge Press, in production).

Jill Jensen and Nelson Lichtenstein (eds.) The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Jill Jensen, "The 'Havana Charter' and the Postwar Debate over Trade, Employment, and Development," in The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim:  West Meets East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Jill Jensen, "The Fight over Representation and Rights: Defending Gendered Rights through the UN Economic and Social Council, 1948-1950," Global Social Policy (2014).

Jill Jensen, "Democracy in the International Labor Organization," in Giovanni Finizio, Lucio Levi and Nicola Vallinoto (eds.), The Democratization of International Organizations: First International Democracy Report (Routledge, 2013).

Jill Jensen, "U.S. Social Policy Experts and the ILO, 1948-1954," in Sandrine Kott and Joëlle Droux (eds.), Globalizing Social Rights: A History of the International Labour Organization and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Eileen Boris and Jill Jensen, "The ILO:  Women's Networks and the Making of the Women Worker," Tom Dublin and Kitty Sklar (eds.), Women and Social Movements International (Alexander Press, digital archive, 2012).

Jill Jensen, "From Geneva to the Americas: The International Labor Organization and Inter-American Social Security Standards," International Labor and Working-Class History 80 (Sept., 2011): 215-240.

Awards, Honors, Grants

2015-2016, Research grant recipient, The Internationalization of Nazi Labor and Social Policy and the Role of the Reichsarbeitsministerium, German Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS). 

2012-2013, Research grant recipient, International Democracy Watch, Centro Studi sul Federalismo, University of Turin.


Member of the American Historical Association (AHA) 

Member of the Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Member of the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA)

Member of the European Labour History Network (ELHN)