2019 WCSA Conference Underway

The 2019 Working-Class Studies Association conference is underway here at the University of Kent in Canterbury!

Yesterday’s opening plenary included an engaging discussion on “Why Working-Class Studies,” involving Geoff Bright (Manchester Metropolitan University), Sweta Rajan-Rankin (University of Kent), Paul Sng (Filmmaker and Writer), Valerie Walkerdine (Cardiff University), and Discussant: Sherry Linkon (Georgetown University). We have had three sets of concurrent panels covering a diverse range of engaging projects, and the public lecture by Professor Satnam Virdee on “Race, Class and the Politics of Solidarity” is ongoing.

We are looking forward to tonight’s Conference Dinner and WCSA Awards Ceremony, which will include the 2019 WCSA Lifetime Achievement Award for musician and activist Billy Bragg.

Please review the full conference programme for upcoming events, and follow @wcstudies on Twitter to see the latest Tweets about conference activities.