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 culture. 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 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 a new journal for the field in 2016 and are always looking for new people to become involved in the field and contribute to the discussion.
If you are interested in the field and want to join the Association, please visit the membership page. We would encourage members to come to the annual conference as well as organize in your communities. We look forward to meeting you.