Debbie Warnock, PhD, WCSA member at Bennington College, will present on “Creating Communities of Support for First Generation, Low Income, and Working Class Students,” as part of American International College’s Lectures and Forums Series. The series is coordinated in part by WCSA member, and Associate Professor of History at AIC, Gary Jones.
The event will be October 22, 2019 at 11am in AIC’s Campus Center Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
WCSA Working-Class Academics Chair, Debbie Warnock, is conducing a survey on low-income, first-generation, and working-class undergraduate students. See the information below if you’re interested:
Are you a first-generation college student? Are you from a low-income or working-class background? Would you like to volunteer to participate in a study about your experiences of class on campus?
In order gain insight into the experiences of low-income, first-generation, and working-class (LIFGWC) students, Dr. Debbie Warnock and student research assistants at Bennington College have developed a survey that asks about institutional supports on campus, as well as sources of informal support, such as relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students from similar class backgrounds.
Participants will be contributing to our knowledge of the first-gen/low-income/working-class student experience on campus and can opt into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
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