Simon Black is a writer, activist, and academic living in Toronto, Dish With One Spoon Territory. He is a regular contributor to the anti-poverty newspaper The Tough Times and writes a sports column, from a radical’s perspective, for the progressive bimonthly Canadian Dimension. His writing has appeared in The Independent, the International Socialist Review, Relay, New Labor Forum, on rabble.ca, and in Canada’s hip hop magazine POUND. He also contributes op-eds on social issues to The Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily newspaper. Black’s work has been republished on websites from the UK and Latin America to Australia and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Black holds a BA (Hons.) in sociology from the University of Toronto, an MA in labour studies from McMaster University, and a PhD in political science from York University. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Centre for Labour Studies, Brock University.