Roundtable discussion of the Routledge International Handbook of Working-Class Studies

Join us for a roundtable discussion of the new Routledge International Handbook of Working-Class Studies on April 16, 2021 at 11 am – 12:15 pm EST via Zoom.

Advance registration is required.

The Routledge International Handbook of Working-Class Studies is a timely volume that provides an overview of this interdisciplinary field that emerged in the 1990s in the context of deindustrialization, the rise of the service economy, and economic and cultural globalization. The Handbook brings together scholars, teachers, activists, and organizers from across three continents to focus on the study of working-class peoples, cultures, and politics in all their complexity and diversity.  

Panelists include contributors:  

Sherry Linkon, Georgetown University  

Colby King, University of South Carolina Upstate  

Simon Lee, Texas State University  

Allison Hurst, Oregon State University  

And co-editors Michele Fazio, Christie Launius, and Tim Strangleman  

Moderated by Jack Metzgar, Professor Emeritus, Roosevelt University  

Upcoming Deadline! Submissions for 2021 WCSA Conference

The 2020 WCSA Conference has been rescheduled for June 7-9, 2021!

We invite submissions from activists, artists, and scholars that address the conference theme: “Re-placing Class: Community, Politics, Work, and Labor in a Changing World.”

Proposal abstracts for papers, creative works/exhibitions, and roundtables of no more approximately 350 words are due by March 15, 2021. Please email submissions to
Note: If your submission for 2020 was accepted, you do NOT need to re-submit your proposal. You will receive confirmation of your acceptance by March 1st. If you would like to substantially revise your submission, please follow the above guidelines. You can note in your submission that this is a revision.

Check out the full call for papers on our website!

Public Talk: Tim Z. Hernandez, “Searching for the Plane Wreck at Los Gatos: Merging Memory and History.”

Tim Z. Hernandez, an award-winning writer, research scholar, and performer, will give a virtual talk on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 pm (EST), “Searching for the Plane Wreck at Los Gatos: Merging Memory and History,” on his documentary novel, All They Will Call Youwhich tells the story of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history.” The victims of the 1948 crash included twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government—who became memorialized in song by Woody Guthrie in “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).” For nearly seven decades, the identity of these workers would remain unknown until now. Weaving interviews, archives, and photographs, Hernandez’s powerful storytelling recovers their names and work histories, closing the gap between past and present debates on immigration, labor, and workers’ rights. 

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