The Working-Class Studies Association issues a set of awards to recognize exemplary new work in our growing field. To date there are seven categories:
The Studs Terkel Award: for single published articles or series, broadcast media, multimedia, and film in media and journalism
The Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing: for published books of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres
The C.L.R. James Award: for published books for academic or general audiences
The Jake Ryan and Charles Sackrey Award: for books by writer(s) of working-class origins that speak to issues of the working-class experience in academia
The Russo & Linkon Award: for published articles or essays for academic or general audiences
The Constance Coiner Award: for completed dissertations
The Lifetime Achievement Award: for significant service and contribution to the field
Previous Award Winners
Read about the most recent award winners here, 2022 Awardees
View the record of awardees over time at WCSA Award Winners
Call for Awards
To find out how to make a nomination, head to the Call for Awards
Help us get the word out to recognize new work in our growing field!
*Featured image, Zoritsa Valova, Unsplash.