Survey on Low-Income First-Generation Working-Class Students

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.

To participate, simply go to TINYURL.COM/CLASSONCAMPUS

Feel free to contact with any questions. Thanks!


Final Call for WCSA 2019 Conference

The CFP deadline for this year’s WCSA conference is March 25th.  Be sure to check out the original call here. More information about the conference can be found here:



Deadline approaching June 2019 Issue CFP

June 2019 Issue: Open Call, No Theme

The Journal of Working-Class Studies seeks submissions that explore working-class life around the world. Submissions should explore topics that actively involve and serve the interests of working-class people. We welcome submissions that promote critical discussions of the relationships among class, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other structures of inequality. We also welcome interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and disciplinary explorations of working-class experience.

We endeavour to publish timely, as well as academically rigorous articles, therefore the deadline for submissions is March 25th, 2019.

Send submissions and inquiries to

Please consult the Instructions for Authors page prior to submission.

New book on Working-Class War Liberalism

Professor of History at Whittier College and author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties, Laura McEnaney‘s new book, Postwar
Waging Peace in Chicago explores working-class life in post-World War II society.




Tokarczyk’s new poem published

Past-president Michelle M. Tokarczyk , author of Bronx Migrations and The House I’m Running From, has a new poem, “Philomela in the Rooms,” published in the feminist literary collective, Writers Resist.