Call for Applications: SLSA Dissertation Prospectus Workshop


The Southern Labor Studies Association will hold a Dissertation Prospectus Workshop on May 17, 2018, the first day of its upcoming Southern Labor Studies Conference which will be held at the University of Georgia in Athens, May 17-19, 2018, and organized around the theme “Dirty Work.” Doctoral students working in any related discipline are invited to apply. Each accepted applicant will meet with a committee of scholars who will provide feedback at the workshop. The workshop is limited to ten students, each of whom will receive a $300 honorarium to help defray the cost of attending the conference, plus a one-year SLSA membership.

To apply, submit a 5-7-page (1250-1750 word) prospectus and a CV as a single Word document to David Anderson (, using the applicant’s name as the file name. Applications must be received by January 15, 2018. A sample bibliography of up to 5 pages including primary and secondary sources may also be submitted as a separate Word document.

The conference will also feature an “Archives Spa” at which archivists will meet with researchers to advise them about relevant collections. Workshop participants who register for the conference are invited to participate in the Archives Spa as well as the rest of the conference.