Submit Your Abstract
We are seeking abstracts to present at the International Working Class Academics Conference on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July 2021.
By abstract, we mean a brief description of what you hope to present, what ideas you will be bringing and an overview of your work. We will use this to decide where you will 'fit best' in the conference itinerary.
The abstract can be sent by completing the section below with no less than 150 words and no more than 300 words. If you wish to send a PDF or Word document you can do this by using the details here (including naming the theme), a brief rationale for your interest, the type of submission and the abstract itself to the email address at:
Before submitting the abstract, please:
- Read the Call for papers
- Select the presentation style you require
- Identify the theme you are responding to (or provide your own).
We are open to diversity and innovation in what types of presentation we have at the conference and should you wish to discuss this in a positive and supportive way, please contact us at
before you submit.
what is your email address for communication
Tell us a little about yourself and your reasons for submitting (we may use this in conference materials)
Title of Your Submission
Which Theme best fits your work?
Critical Constellations: ‘Working Class’ and/in Academia (Overall Conference Title)
Art, Activism and Class
Intersectionality: A Working Class perspective
Class as an influence on pedagogy
Pedagogies of the working class
Autobiographical journeys beyond the divide
The University as Class Barrier
Sustainability, Environmentalism and the Working class
“Must we leave to achieve”: Education, social mobility and the resituating of the working class
The reification and commodification of the working class
Performance, the Academy and working class
A digital planet – barrier or enabler for working class engagement
Being a working class student.
‘Housework, children, jobs and cooking ‘: working class women on/in academia
Class and migration
Class and Gender
White, Male, Working Class poor - the invisible academics
Write your abstract (150 - 300 words)
Please indicate the format of your presentation
PowerPoint/ Slides with recorded commentary
Slides ('live' presentation)
Will you be available to...
Host a 'live' Q & A shortly after your presentation slot?
Host and respond to asynchronous discussion on a forum after your presentation?
both the above
neither of these options
Would you like to request support to help make your presentation digital/ ready for presentation online? (we will email you to arrange if you do)
Do you have accessibility requirements?
Please give details of your accessibility requirements
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