Erin Conlin recently published a chapter, “African American and Latino Workers in the Age of Industrial Agriculture,” in a new book, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2018).
Conlin is a member of the IUP History Department, where she researches and teaches twentieth-century US History and Oral History.
As the book and chapter titles indicate, her work examines the intersection of race, class, and power in the context of southern agricultural labor. She uses oral histories with former farmworkers coupled with archival research and secondary literature
to examine the impact pesticide exposure has had on historical and contemporary farmworkers and their communities.