Sherry Linkon

Sherry Linkon is a professor of English at Georgetown University and a faculty affiliate of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Her book, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Working-Class Writing About Economic Restructuring, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2018 and won the Working-Class Studies Association’s 2019 CLR James Award for the year’s best book. She is the editor of Working-Class Perspectives.

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David Brooks to the contrary, culture and class are inextricably intertwined. Read more

Economic Policy


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A little intersectionality would go a long way. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Doug Jones’s victory and a new play drawing on Nina Simone’s songs illustrate the opportunities and challenges we face in 2018. Read more

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The closure of an Ohio steel mill sent thousands into low-wage jobs and kicked off a politics of resentment that powers left- and right-wing populist movements today. Read more

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Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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And despite his campaign promises, this onetime powerhouse of industrial America is still beleaguered—and could lose lots of jobs if Obamacare is repealed or replaced. Read more

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Pittsburgh and Youngstown push back against the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Read more

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