MacLean’s Democracy in Chains Sparks Uproar

Nancy MacLean‘s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has sparked an “uproar” according to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  She read to a standing-room only audience at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham to kickoff  her book tour.  For more information, you can listen to interviews at Democracy Now! and at NPR’s WUNC 91.5.


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WCSA Elections 2017-2018

Thanks to all those who voted in this year’s election and those who agreed to be nominated. We would also like to offer a special thanks to Maria Dokes for tabulating the ballots.

Here’s our line-up of officers for 2017-2018:


Steering Committee:

President: Terry Easton, University of North Georgia

Past-President: Michele Fazio, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

President-Elect: Cherie Rankin, Heartland Community College

Secretary: Courtney Maloney, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Treasurer: Ken Estey, Brooklyn College


At-large Members:

Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming

Colby King, Bridgewater State University

Asia Muhammad, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Christine Walley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Elections Committee:

Jeremy Baker, Columbus State Community College, University of New Mexico, and Ashford University

Jackie Gabriel, Western State Colorado University

Lisa Kirby, Collin College


Working-Class Academics Section:

Chair: Mara Fridell, University of Manitoba

Chair-Elect: Debbie Warnock, Bennington College

Past-Chair: Allison Hurst, Oregon State University