Welcome to the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy

The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy is an interdisciplinary research and education initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara that aims to expand public understanding and discussion of important issues facing working people. In cooperation with the Department of History, the Center administers an undergraduate minor in Labor Studies and a graduate-level Colloquium in Work, Labor and Political Economy. The Center also hosts conferences and workshops that contribute to an understanding, of the issues and ideas, past and present, illuminating the character of American capitalism and the working class that sustains it.

Workshops & Conferences

Historian Steven Pincus speaks on his just published book, The Heart of the Declaration...

  1. September 30, 2016 -
    1:00pm to 3:30pm

Andrew Jewett's talk traces fears about science's cultural impact among intellectual and...

  1. October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Beyond the horse race, UCSB faculty from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints consider the...

  1. October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

In addition to Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture (2010), Echols has...

  1. November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

Page, who studies the political attitudes and behavior of the 1%, is the author of Class War...

  1. November 18, 2016 - 1:00pm