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.Read more →
posts and bio Andrea Ringer
Andrea Ringer is a PhD candidate at the University of Memphis where she studies U.S. history, immigration, cultural history, and labor history. Her dissertation asks questions about the circus as a workplace and the history of its transnational migrant laborers. She is a former Catherine and Charles Freeburg Fellow.