About the Initiative
on Labor and Culture at Yale University is a research center that
seeks to understand the emergence of a global labor force, and the
social and cultural transformations in work, working peoples, and
labor movements around the world.
currents in labor history, cultural studies, the sociology of work,
working-class studies, and the study of ethnicity, race, gender
and migration, the Initiative explores the cultural forms and social
formations created by working people in the midst of changing labor
processes and migration patterns, as well as forms of ethnic, class,
and gender conflict and social movement solidarities.
Work & Culture, a series
of online Working Papers.
of the World," a series of speakers and colloquia on international
of 'New Voice' Unionism: Reconsidering the US Labor Movement,"
a series of speakers and colloquia on the US labor movement.
Movement Activism after Yale," a series of conversations with Yale graduates
active in social justice movements.
"Reconsidering Historical Materialism," a series of lectures and colloquia in collaboration with the Whitney Humanities Center's Working Group on Marxism and Cultural Theory.
"Remapping Cultural Studies," a series of speakers and colloquia on cultural studies and cultural history.
Group on Globalization and Culture, a continuing research group.