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Southern Labor Studies Association Spring 2021 WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:52 PM | Anonymous

The SLSA plans to host 3-5 Zoom one-on-one workshops built around works-in-progress by authors at the first book, article, or dissertation stages.

To participate, scholars will need to submit a proposal to share an article, or a chapter of their dissertation or first book (between 20-30 pages.) Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of SLSA officers. Upon acceptance, the SLSA workshop committee will work with the scholar to find a designated commentator, someone in the field with knowledge of the subject. The scholar will pre-circulate that paper to the commentator. Then, they will arrange a 60-minute one-on-one session devoted entirely to this work-in-progress. The goal is to provide emerging scholars with an opportunity to get detailed, informed, and constructive feedback on their writing and the arguments they are making and to produce the kind of collective thinking that stimulates new thoughts and ideas. With that in mind, the SLSA encourages submissions from scholars in a wide range of fields on any aspect of the working-class experience in the South, broadly defined.

The participants will be chosen in early March, the paper will circulate in late May, early June, and the sessions will be held in the middle of June. We also hope to have a Zoom meeting with all participants after the session, so that everyone can meet each other and further discuss their work and the larger field of Southern Labor Studies.

***To signal the SLSA’s commitment to new work in the field, we will offer each workshop participant $100.***


To submit a proposal, please prepare a short bio (100 words) and abstract (200 words), and fill out this form.

DEADLINE for submissions, February, 15, 2021. (Again, you will be notified by early March whether or not your proposal has been accepted and the workshops will be held round June 15, 2021).

Click this link to register:


Please direct your questions to slsaconference2020@gmail.com

CONTACT Southern Labor Studies Association 

c/o Max Krochmal

Department of History, LA 135

University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Dr

New Orleans, LA 70148

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