Website for WCSA’s 2020 Conference Up!

The website for the Working-Class Studies Association’s 2020 Conference is now available! Here is the link:

The 2020 conference theme is RE-PLACING CLASS: COMMUNITY, POLITICS, WORK, AND LABOR IN A CHANGING WORLD. Proposals are due Feb. 20, 2020.

The conference will be held May 20-23, 2020 at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio.

On the website, you can see the call for proposals, submit proposals, review information about accommodations, and see announcements about the plenary address.

Book Notes ~ Spring 2019

Please take a look at recently published books related to the field of working-class studies.  Full descriptions for each are available here.


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Arner Interviewed about Class and Academic Hiring in IHE

Lynn Arner, a WCSA member and Associate Professor in the Department of English at Brock University, was interviewed by James M. Van Wyck about her work studying how class backgrounds and gender shape the careers of English professors. The interview was published today by Inside Higher Ed.

In the article, Van Wyck writes that, “Arner’s work complements a growing body of research examining the clunky apparatuses by which higher education seeks to diversify the professoriate.” Read more here.