Conference: working-class studies in Ireland

Ireland’s first working-class studies conference is to take place from 8-12 November. The first three days will be online via Zoom, followed by two face-to-face days at Liberty Hall, Dublin. The event includes 30 panels, two keynote Speakers and two live performance evenings.

The Organising Committee is made up of working-class and feminist scholars currently researching and teaching in Ireland and overseas.

The keynote speakers are:

Dr Ebun Joseph, race relations consultant, director of the Institute of Antiracism and Black Studies and chairperson of the African Scholars Association Ireland (AFSAI). Her recent book is titled, Racial Stratification in Ireland: A Critical Race Theory of Labour Market Inequality (Manchester University press).

Dr Michael Pierse, senior lecturer in Irish literature at Queen’s University Belfast. His research mainly explores the writing and cultural production of Irish working-class life. He is author of Writing Ireland’s Working-Class: Dublin After O’Casey (Palgrave: 2011).