SLSA Accepting Essay Submissions for the Robert H. Zieger Prize

The Southern Labor Studies Association is accepting submissions for the Robert H. Zieger Prize in Southern Labor Studies. The prize is named in honor of the late Robert H. Zieger–teacher, scholar, and tireless union activist. Zieger was a prolific, award-winning writer whose books include For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America since 1865 and The CIO, 1935-1955, and three field-defining edited volumes on southern labor history. The Zieger Prize will be awarded every two years to the best article in southern labor studies submitted by a graduate student or early career scholar, journalist, or activist (“early career” being defined as no more than five years beyond the author’s highest degree). The winner will receive a cash award of $500.

Eligible essays must be in English, in print or electronic formats, and should be primarily concerned with southern labor and working-class history broadly conceived. Applicants are not required to be members of SLSA at the time of the submission. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014. The winner will be announced at the Southern Labor Studies Association biennial national conference, March 5-8, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Email prize committee chair, Paul Ortiz, a PDF or Word copy of your essay and a brief resume or CV.