2023 LAWCHA Dissertation Proposal Workshop

The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its second annual Dissertation Proposal Workshop. The workshop supports doctoral students working on dissertations about working people, their lives, workplaces, communities, organizations, cultures, activism, and societal context in any period and place.

The dissertation prospectus workshop is intended for students who have not yet defended their dissertation prospectus and newly-minted ABDs. People who defended their dissertation prospectus before December 1, 2022 are ineligible to participate. At the workshop students will receive detailed feedback on their dissertation prospectus from scholars in the field, advice on applying for grants, and have an opportunity to network and share research and writing strategies with the other graduate student participants. The LAWCHA Graduate Student Affairs Committee will select up to ten graduate students to participate in the virtual workshop, which will take place on November 7, 2023 (7PM-10PM EDT).

To apply doctoral students will:

submit a draft dissertation prospectus of up to 2,000 words discussing the significance of their work, their methodology, and the sources to be consulted; and
a curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages.

All materials should be submitted by email to by October 1, 2023. Please put ‘LAWCHA Dissertation Prospectus Workshop’ in the subject line.