When I brought up social class advantages in my classroom at Emory University (one of the colleges that calls itself “the Ivy of the South”), my students got furious. What did I do that got such an angry response? I stated that there were students in the classroom who did not arrive at Emory based […]
About Terry Easton
Terry Easton is assistant professor of English in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Gainesville State College. His research and teaching, grounded in working class studies, uses literary, historical, and sociological material to analyze relationships between power and identity categories such as class, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and citizenship. He has published essays and reviews in Hospitality, Southern Spaces, New Labor Forum, Southern Changes, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Teaching Working Class. His dissertation on Atlanta’s day laborers, Temporary Work, Contingent Lives, won the 2008 Constance Coiner Dissertation Award of the Working Class Studies Association. In addition to holding a firm commitment to bridging the chasm between colleges and communities, he strives to eradicate classism in America.