Ellen Meiksins Wood was born in 1942 in New York City and died on January 13, 2016.
She was a Marxist historian and scholar.
She was raised in the United States and Europe.
Ellen received a B.A. in Slavic languages from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962.
Ellen Meiksins Wood started on the graduate program in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she received the Ph.D. in 1970.
She was a teacher of political science at Glendon College, York University in Toronto, Canada.From 1967 to 1996,
Ellen has written many books and articles, some conjointly with her husband, Neal Wood (1922–2003).
Her book The Retreat from Class received the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize in 1988.
Wood many works has been interpreted into many languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
She served on the editorial committee of the British journal New Left Review between 1984 and 1993.
Wood was an editor, from 1997 to 2000, along with Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy, of Monthly Review, the independent socialist magazine.
Ellen was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada, in 1996, a marker of distinguished scholarship.
Ellen Meiksins Wood and Neal Wood divided their time between England and Canada until his death in 2003.
She married to Ed Broadbent in 2014, former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, with whom she lived in Ottawa and London.
She lived there till her death.
Ellen Meiksins Wood passed away at 73 yrs old.