2023 LAWCHA Alice Kessler-Harris Dissertation Prospectus Award

The Labor and Working-Class History (LAWCHA) Alice Kessler-Harris Dissertation Prospectus Award is awarded to the best dissertation prospectus about working people, their lives, workplaces, communities,
organizations, cultures, activism, and societal context in any period and place. All PhD candidates are eligible to apply.

The Committee will award a cash prize of $500 along with up to $400 in travel expenses to attend the awards ceremony at LAWCHA’s next general meeting in New Orleans at the Organization of American Historians Conference on American History (April 2024).

To apply, submit the following to by January 15, 2024.

  1. A dissertation prospectus of up to 2,000 words discussing the project and the significance of your work to the field, your methodology, and the sources to be consulted.
  2. A curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages.