For the fifth year running, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies will host a Labor Studies Workshare Series for the 2020-2021 academic year. University of Washington faculty and graduate students will present works in progress on topics related to labor, broadly conceived to include working people everywhere.

Dates and participants for scheduled workshares are listed below. We hope you will plan to join us for one or more workshares. Workshare papers are circulated to registered attendees a week in advance of the workshare. Participants are expected to have read the paper before the meeting and be prepared for a discussion.

Due to the closure of the UW campus due to COVID-19, all workshares will be held on-line via Zoom. To register for a workshare, please fill out the registration form here.


Fall 2020 Workshare Calendar

Friday, October 18


More to be announced!





2019 - 2020 Workshare Calendar

Friday, October 18

  • Jake Grumbach, Political Science, “Labor Unions and White Racial Politics”

Friday, November 1

  • Daniel Jacoby, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell, “Does increasing graduate enrollment increase part-time faculty employment ratios?”

*Canceled* Tuesday, February 11 - 12:30-2:00pm

  • Belinda He, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, “Shameful Labor: Imagemaking and the Mass (Re-)production of Punishment in Chinese Socialism” - Gowen Hall, Room 1A (Olson Room)

Friday, January 17 - 12:30-2:00pm

  • Tom Carpenter, Hanford Challenge, “Whistleblower and worker rights at the hanford nuclear site” - Smith Hall, Room 306

Friday, January 31 - 12:30-2:00pm

  • Michele Cadigan, Sociology, “Cannabis-Infused Dreams: Worker-Owner Relationships in an Emerging, Morally Contested Industry” - Smith Hall, Room 306

Friday, February 28 - 12:30-2:00pm

  • Caitlin Alcorn, Geography, "Paid Domestic Work in Urban Brazil" - Smith Hall, Room 306

*Canceled* Friday, April 24

  • Trevor Peckham, Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, “Employment Quality in the U.S.: A Latent Class Analysis”

Thursday, May 7 - 12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Michael Schulze-Oechtering, "The Ebbs and Flows of Collective Struggle: The Early History of the Alaska Cannery Workers Association (ACWA)"

Friday, May 8 - 12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Jennifer Hoffman, College of Education, "College Athletes & ‘Pay-for-Play’"

Wednesday, May 13- 12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Hilary Wething, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, "Too Much Risk? An Assessment of the Trends and Drivers of Low-Wage Workers’ Earnings Volatility in Washington State"

Friday, May 22- 12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Sebastián López Vergara, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, “Reducción: Indigenous Peoples, Colonial Capital, and the Modern Chilean State"