Barbara Jensen on March 30

March 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

Barbara Jensen has been examining and teaching about working class cultures for over thirty years as a university instructor, an eloquent and moving speaker, and as leader of dozens of workshops on a variety of aspects of working class life, cultures, and psychology. A founding mother of the Working Class Studies Association, and currently its president-elect, Barbara has been instrumental in building the field of working class studies in the United States.

In Reading Classes, Barbara illuminates the cultural aspects of class in America. She identifies class-bias as the “Invisible Ism” in the United States. Barbara has further identified a constellation of invisible hurdles for those she calls working-class “crossovers” (working to middle class) including survivor guilt, imposter syndrome, and placelessness.