The Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) organizes an annual conference with participation from academics, activists, trade unionists, poets, documentary filmmakers, and more. Each conference is unique, don’t miss it!

2022 Conference: Corvallis, Oregon

In Spring 2022, the Conference will be held in Corvallis, Oregon from June 20th to June 23rd. See the 2022 Conference Call and a downloadable template to use with submissions: Proposal Form. This is the first time that a WCSA Conference will be held in the US West. The theme for 2022 is: Class Dynamics at Work.

The deadline to submit is December 15th, 2021.

Please email submissions and any questions to

2021 Conference: Zoom & Youngstown, Ohio

In Spring 2021, the Conference was held online with member collaboration across coasts and oceans: WCSA 2021.  The Conference marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the WCSA in Youngstown, Ohio, and a few small gatherings were also held there. The theme for 2021 was: Re-Placing Class: Community, Politics, Work, and Labor in a Changing World.

2019 Conference: Kent, England

In Fall 2019, the Conference was held at the University of Kent. This was the first time that the WCSA Conference was held outside of the US. See the Conference program, its fringe festival, and its call for papers. The theme for 2019 was: Working-Class Studies: Beyond the Heartlands.

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