Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2017
Full name/name of organization: The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies
Contact email:

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Dr. Victoria E. Bynum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State University and author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South.

Conference organizers invite scholars from all disciplines to take part in this conference and submit proposals for individual papers, full sessions, roundtables, or workshops. Graduate and undergraduate students, in particular, are encouraged to submit their work.

Potential topics might include:

-Working-Class Literature
-The Worker and the Modern Workplace
-Understanding Working-Class Studies
-The Future of Working-Class Studies
-Working-Class History
-Connections among Race, Class, and/or Gender
-Class Representations in the Media and Popular Culture
-The Complexity of Social Class
-The Pedagogy of Social Class

Those interested should submit an abstract of no more than 150 words to Digital Commons@Collin ( by December 1, 2017. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa A. Kirby, Director of the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies and Professor of English, at