Check out some of this semester’s best titles! Book Notes Spring 2021 now available

Each semester, the WCSA Board puts together a list of new titles published by and of interest to our members. As you’re wrapping up with grading and need a break from end of semester stress, check out new and exciting work in the field of working-class studies!

Spring 2021 Book Notes

Update on WCSA Conference in Youngstown!

Dear Working Class Studies Members,

As you know, our 2020 conference that was to be held in Youngstown, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Working Class Studies, was cancelled due to Covid. This year, we are going virtual, but we would still like to have a physical presence in Youngstown to mark last year’s anniversary. Our plan this year is to live stream a roundtable, informal discussion on the founding of the Working Class Studies Association and on the current state of working class studies, from Youngstown at 6PM on June 9th.

We are asking any members of Working Class Studies who have completed their vaccine regime, and who are willing and available to be in Youngstown on June 9 to let us know of their intention to participate. We cannot provide any accommodations, but if you are planning to attend, can recommend places to stay close to the Youngstown Historical Center for History and Labor, where the event will take place.

Please let us know if you will attend by emailing Joseph Varga at

In solidarity,

2021 Working Class Studies Conference Organizing Committee

Reminder~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.