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The annual joint luncheon of the Southern Labor Studies Association and the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture and Society will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. Beth English, immediate past president of SLSA will deliver the keynote address, “’To have enough to carry me … if he has not’: Women, Work, and Gendered Expectations in the Nineteenth-Century South.” Robert Korstad, current SLSA president, will preside over the session.
Tickets for the 2017 luncheon may be purchased online or by sending a check for $25 to SLSA Treasurer, Evan Bennett, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. The deadline for purchasing tickets is October 25, 2017.
Beth English is director of the Project on Women in the Global Community at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is also an instructor with Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative. English’s research and teaching focus on gender, historical and contemporary labor and working class issues, global economy, and the U.S. and Global Souths. She is the co-editor of Global Women’s Work in Transition (with Mary E. Frederickson and Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, forthcoming, Routledge); author of A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, and Capital Mobility in the Textile Industry; and a contributing author to several edited volumes focusing on gender and on the U.S. South. Her recent articles include, “Global Women’s Work: Historical Perspectives on the Textile and Garment Industries” (Journal of International Affairs), and her article, “‘I . . . Have a Lot of Work to Do’: Cotton Mill Work and Women’s Culture in Matoaca, Virginia, 1888-1895” was recognized as one of the Organization of American Historians’ Best American History Essays of 2008 (David Roediger, ed.).
English received her Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary, where she was a Glucksman Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.