“Labor and the Class Idea” Comes Home

My book came out in the spring of 2018. I was on parental leave at the time, so it was hard to arrange as many talks and events as I would have liked. Then I came back to McGill for the Fall 2019 semester, and had a somewhat delayed book launch set for March 2020. Then, of course, the pandemic hit, and my launch was postponed indefinitely.

Fortunately, the organizers at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada were willing to work with me to move the book event online. Finally, it took place on Tuesday, September 22 via Zoom webinar. I was fortunate enough to have a brilliant panel of experts weighing in on the book, including Étienne Cantin from Université Laval, Shannon Dinan from Bishop’s University, and Xavier Lafrance from Université du Québec à Montréal. My colleague Axel van den Berg, who is normally just a few doors down the hall from me when we don’t have to stay physically distant from everyone due to the pandemic, served as a very capable moderator for the proceedings.

If you missed the live version of the event, it was recorded, and is now available to view on YouTube. You can find it here.

Thanks to Director Daniel Béland, Blair Elliott, and the entire MISC staff for putting together a great event!

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