The Labor and Working Class History Association Recognizes the Work of Wayne State University’s Elizabeth Faue

Elizabeth Faue, professor and chair of the department of history at Wayne State University in Detroit, was selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Labor and Working Class History Association, an organization she helped to establish.

“The nomination came out of nowhere,” Dr. Faue said. “You work for a while in your career, doing things without considering your impact. It’s really special for me, this award. The people who’ve nominated me are some I’ve known a long time, and they’re people I respect.”

Dr. Faue joined the faculty at Wayne State in 1990. Her research includes examinations of gender and labor politics, trade union history, and working-class life. She is the author of three books including Community of Suffering and Struggle: Women, Men and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915–1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 1991) and Rethinking the American Labor Movement (Routledge, 2017).

Professor Faue holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history, all from the University of Minnesota.

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