Thanks to all those who voted in this year’s election, and a special thanks to Maria Dokes for tabulating both electronic and paper ballots.
~ The 2015-16 Elections Committee (Cherie Rankin, Lisa Kirby, and Jack Metzgar)
Here’s our line-up of officers for 2016-17:
President: Michele Fazio, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Past President: Tim Strangleman, University of Kent, UK
President-Elect: Terry Easton, University of North Georgia
Secretary: Courtney Maloney, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Treasurer: Ken Estey, Brooklyn College
Working-Class Academics Chair: Allison Hurst, Oregon State University
Sara Appel, Independent Scholar
Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming
Katherine Kidd, University of Pittsburgh
Colby King, Bridgewater State University
Elections Committee: Jackie Gabriel, Western State Colorado University; Lisa Kirby, Collin College; Jack Metzgar, Roosevelt U.
Working-Class Academics Chair-Elect: Mara Fridell, University of Manitoba
A reminder to current WCSA members: the 2016-2017 elections for new officers ends today, July 13th. A ballot was sent to the email address on file. Be sure to support the WCSA by casting your vote!
Sherry Linkon’s essay, “To Really Understand Working-Class Voters, Read These Books,” was published by Moyers & Company. She argues contemporary working-class writers such as Tawni O’Dell, Philipp Meyer, Stewart O’Nan, and Grady Hendrix delve into aspects of working-class life that are often misunderstood by political pundits and scholars.
We are saddened to learn about the passing of labor historian James Green. LAWCHA, the Labor and Working-Class History Association, has placed this call: “If you would like to share your remembrance of the late James Green to be posted on our remembrance page in celebration of his life, please send them to Ryan.Poe@Duke.edu.”
Below are links honoring his work as a scholar and activist:
James N. Gregory, “James Green, 1944-2016,” LAWCHA
David Frank, “James Green (1944-2016): Labour History and Public History,” Acadiensis
Bryan Marquard, “James Green, 71, UMass Boston labor historian and writer,” The Boston Globe
Sam Roberts, “James Green, Author and Human Rights Activist, Dies at 71,” The New York Times
Click here to read more about the second year anniversary of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library established by Beth Cleary and Peter Rachleff.