Sherry Linkon

Sherry Linkon

Sherry Linkon is a professor of English at Georgetown University and the editor of the blog Working-Class Perspectives. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. Her most recent book is The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Working-Class Writing on Economic Restructuring.

A photo of downtown Youngstown, Ohio

A Rust Belt City Wrestles With Fear, Immigration, and its Future

A year after the deportation of a local businessman, Youngstown, Ohio, faces a question: Can it welcome immigrants and support the federal detention center that incarcerates them?

A photo of a young man walking in Youngstown, Ohio.

With GM Job Cuts, Youngstown Faces a New ‘Black Monday’

GM’s announcement that it will shutter its Lordstown plant outside Youngstown, Ohio, is just the latest in a long series of economic blows to the city since the 1970s.