Andrea Ringer

posts and bio Andrea Ringer

Andrea Ringer, Ph.D., is assistant professor at Tennessee State University Department of History with a focus, immigration, cultural history, and labor history. Her current project asks questions about the circus as a workplace and the history of its migrant laborers.

“The pandemic has revealed to many that care work is vital work”: A Conversation with Memphis Advocates for Radical Childcare (M.A.R.CH.) co-founder Phuong Nguyen

by on August 1, 2020

This is the last in a series of essays on “Higher Ed Wall-to Wall in Tennessee,” which will continue for the rest of this week. This series of posts highlights voices and union-led campaigns on higher-ed campuses across Tennessee. We offer both a picture of the challenges that we face and perhaps some organizing solutions, particularly to other higher education employees in right-to-work states, to help navigate the shifting academic terrain that we are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

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Essential or Expendable? Working in Higher Education during COVID-19

This is the first in a series of essays on “Higher Ed Wall-to Wall in Tennessee,” which will continue for the rest of this week. This series of posts highlights voices and union-led campaigns on higher-ed campuses across Tennessee. We hope to offer both a picture of the challenges that we face and perhaps some organizing solutions, particularly to other higher education employees in right-to-work states, to help navigate the shifting academic terrain that we are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

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Labor Mobilizations and Movements: The 2017 Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium

by on June 29, 2017

The Midwest Labor and Working-Class History (MLWCH) colloquium met at the University of Memphis on June 2nd, 2017.  The one-day event included academic papers and roundtables that addressed larger labor and working-class issues.  This year’s theme, “Labor Mobilizations and Movements: From the Local to the Global,” attracted an impressive swath of academic scholars, public historians, and activists who addressed a range of historical and contemporary topics.

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