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.

Essays & Interventions

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Upon induction into the Dartmouth chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in June 2016, Nelson...

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Eileen Boris is Hull Professor of the Department of Feminist Studies at USCB. Her areas of...

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Dana Frank is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research...

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Elrod is a second year PhD student who is interested in the history of capitalism, particularly...

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Lichtenstein is a labor historian at UCSB and director of the Center for the Study of Work,...

Workshops & Conferences

Professor Furner is the author, most recently, of Advocacy and Objectivity: A Crisis in the...

  1. March 10, 2017 - 1:00pm