Meet the 2018 WCSA Young Scholars and Activists Fellows

The Young Scholars and Activists Fellowship of the Working-Class Studies Association began in 2014.  Its intent is to support and encourage scholars, activists, and organizers early in their careers whose work has the potential for advancing Working-Class Studies as a field.  We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this year’s fellows!


Eric Kennedy, Ph.D. candidate in English at Louisiana State University

Jessica Femiani, Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at Binghamton University

Morgan Shahan, Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University

Matti Ron, Ph.D. candidate in Literature at the University of East Anglia

Crystal Hester, M.A.T. candidate in Literature at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

2018 YSAF Recipients