CFP Robert H. Zieger Prize in Southern Labor Studies

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*Robert H. Zieger Prize for Southern Labor Studies *
*Southern Labor Studies Association*
*Submission Deadline Extended to June 27, 2022*
The Southern Labor Studies Association is now accepting submissions for the
Robert H. Zieger Prize for Southern Labor Studies. SLSA awards the Zieger
Prize at the Southern Labor Studies Conference for the best unpublished
essay in southern labor studies written by a graduate student or early
career scholar, journalist, or activist. The Zieger Prize includes a $750
The Robert H. Zieger Prize was established in 2013 with the cooperation of
the Zieger family, the Southern Labor Studies Association, and friends and
colleagues of Bob and Gay Zieger. The prize is named in honor of the late
Professor Robert H. Zieger—teacher, scholar, and tireless union activist.
Dr. Zieger was a prolific labor studies scholar whose books include *For
Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America since 1865*, *The CIO,
1935-1955*, and three field-defining edited volumes on southern labor
history. Professor Zieger served as an officer in the North Central Florida
Central Labor Council and an organizer for the United Faculty of Florida at
the University of Florida where he was a Distinguished Professor of
History. Along with his wife of fifty years, Gay Zieger, an English
professor at Santa Fe College, Bob maintained a strong commitment to social
justice his entire life. Many of his former students went on to become
labor organizers and educators. SLSA hopes that the spirit of Zieger’s
combination of rigorous scholarship and his dedicated commitment to
improving the lives of working-class people will live on in this prize.
Graduate students and scholars, activists, and journalists who are no more
than five years beyond the author’s highest degree are eligible to apply.
Essays must be in English and should be primarily concerned with southern
labor and working-class history broadly conceived. Applicants are not
required to be members of SLSA at the time of the submission.
The winner of the Zieger Prize will be announced at the 2022 Southern Labor
Studies Conference which will be held at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill September 9-11, 2022.
To be considered for the Robert H. Zieger Prize, applicants must submit
their essays electronically by June 27*, *2022, to the prize committee
Paul Ortiz
Chair, Robert H. Zieger Prize Committee
Department of History
University of Florida
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For information on the Southern Labor Studies Association, visit this link