Contribute to the Spring 2014 Newsletter!

SLSA is accepting contributions for the Fall 2014 newsletter. (Please send contributions to Suggestions and guidelines:

* Issue-focused articles,  and articles about current research and publications, activities (conferences, symposia, lecture series, etc.) that are planned or have taken place since November 2013, or current organizing and community initiatives. Articles on teaching (all levels) are welcome! Article-length contributions should be limited to 500 words.

* Member News — help us celebrate our members by sending brief reports on your recent accomplishments , including (but not limited to) job appointments, fellowships, awards, publications, presentations, public engagement, and news about your community. Member news contributions should be limited to 150 words.
* New to the SLSA? Introduce yourself in the Member News section. The SLSA is a great way to find people working in your field and connect for conferences, presentations, collaboration, and support. Let us know who you are and what you work on! (up to 150 words)

* If you have information that might benefit our community of teachers, researchers, and activists, send us the information and we’ll help get the word out through the newsletter and our website. (i.e., funding and job opportunities, teaching resources, new research sources, social networking).

Please send submissions to by April 30, 2014. You can send your submission in an email or as a Word doc attachment.


Fall/Winter 2013 newsletter now available online

If you didn’t get our Fall/Winter 2013 newsletter via email, you can download and read it from our website.
Our newsletters are published at least twice annually and emailed to all our members via the SLSA listserv.
Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2014 and make sure you’re on our email listserv!

Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter now available online

The Fall/Winter 2013 SLSA newsletter is now available online.Check out the updates from SLSA officers, including news on the Robert Zieger prize, a report on SLSA at the SHA, and a book spotlight and interview featuring historian and SLSA board member Brian Kelly. This issue also features an article by Cindy Hahamovitch on the U.S. guestworker program, news  from members on teaching resources and new archival materials, and an editorial on public writing. Happy new year and stay warm, safe, and informed!

SLSA Fall 2013 newsletter

SLSA-OSSECS Luncheon at the 2013 SHA Annual Meeting

The Southern Labor Studies Association and the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society will co-sponsor a luncheon on Saturday, November 2 from 11:45am-1:30pm at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association in St. Louis. The session will feature a panel discussion, “Many Peoples, Many Paths: Diversifying the Immigration Debate, Past and Present,” with Jennifer Brooks (Auburn), Cindy Hahamovitch (William and Mary), Fran Ansley (University of Tennessee), and and Monique Laney (American University). A brief SLSA membership meeting will follow.

To register for the catered luncheon, send a check for $20.00, by October 15, made payable to:

Southern Labor Studies Association
c/o Evan Bennett, Treasurer
Department of History
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

When sending your check, please note if you would like a vegetarian entrée. 

Cindy Hahamovitch on Guest Worker Programs, Past and Proposed

Congratulations to SLSA stalwart Cindy Hahamovitch, whose New York Times op-ed circulated among members of the U.S. House of Representatives, accompanied by complimentary introductory note by Rep. George Miller.  Check out her great piece!

Newsletter Online

The Spring 2013 edition of the SLSA Newsletter is now online.  Thanks to editors Beth English and Joey Fink!

Election Results

From Cindy Hahamovitch, outgoing chair of Elections Committee

Here, finally, are the election results for the Southern Labor Studies Association:

President: Scott R. Nelson

VP: Beth English

3 new Executive Board members:

Paul Ortiz

Brian Kelly

Jennifer Bickham Mendez

Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to stand for election, to the other members of the Elections Committee–Jacob Remes and Robert Chase–and to Talitha LeFlouria, who is stepping down from the board. We are, of course, especially grateful to outgoing president, Jennifer Brooks, who has been captain of this ship for two years. She leaves the organization stronger than it has ever been. Fortunately, according to our bylaws, Jenny now becomes chair of the Elections Committee (there’s no escaping the SLSA).