Google Earth map with pins of member locations


Welcome to the website of the Working-Class Studies Association! The Association was formed in 2003 to promote the study of working-class people and their cultures.

We are a group made up of academics, activists, teachers, writers, poets, journalists, practitioners, students, artists and a wide range of others interested in developing the field of working-class studies.

We hold an annual conference as well as other events to promote the field through a variety of awards and act as a discussion forum for working-class issues. We have members in North America, Europe and Australia and our conferences draw a world-wide audience.

We launched an academic journal in the field in 2016, the Journal of Working-Class Studies, and are always looking for new people to get involved and contribute to the discussion.

This map reflects where members are located in 2022. Click the view larger map icon in the upper right to access it in Google Earth.

Come Join Us!

If you are interested in the field and want to join the Association, please see the information here: Join WCSA. We encourage members to come to the annual conference as well as organize in your communities.  We look forward to meeting you!