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 and are always looking for new people to become involved and contribute to the discussion.

Get Involved!

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