Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference


Welcome to the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference. Our mission is to raise awareness about issues related to social class, work, and the working class and to provide opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and community members.

Please save the date for our upcoming conference: Thursday, February 20, 2020

The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Barbara Jensen, author of Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America. Jensen, also a licensed community and counseling psychologist, has been examining and teaching about working-class cultures and clacissim for over thirty years. A founding mother and past president of the Working-Class Studies Association, Jensen has been instrumental in establishing and building the field of Working-Class Studies in the United States. To learn more about Jensen, visit her website.

Authors are encouraged to submit 100-word proposals to be reviewed by The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Advisory Board for possible conference presentation. Authors do not have to be affiliated with Collin College in order to submit. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 15, 2019.

While there will be the opportunity to upload full versions of papers after the conference, this will be voluntary and only if the presenter wishes to do so. Digital Commons is the repository for conference proposals, and these materials are only accessible by the Advisory Board for purposes of review. Authors and presenters retain full rights to their work.

To submit, please create an account and select "Submit Event" on the left side of the page. For technical questions, please see the Author FAQ or e-mail the administrator.

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