John D. French

Professor of History

External Address: 
231 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 684-2536

Overview

I am an historian of modern Latin America with a specialization in Brazil. Since 2005, I have been working on a book entitled "Lula's Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Presidency in Brazil" which draws on a multi-year international research project on “Nurturing Hope, Deepening Democracy, and Combating Inequalities: An Assessment of Lula’s Presidency” that I co-organized (preliminary results have been published in 2012 along with a number of other articles on Lula, Latin American left turns, and working class history in Brazil. My last book entitled "Drowning in Laws: Labor Law and Brazilian Political Culture" was published in 2004.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1985

Snodgrass, MD, and French JD, . "Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico." Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas (2004). (Review)

French, JD. "Research Note: The Robert J. Alexander Interview Collection." Hispanic American Historical Review 84 (2004): 313-324. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

French, JD. "10.Michael D. Snodgrass, Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico." Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas 2.1 (2003): 137-139. (Review) Open Access Copy

French, JD. "A História latino-americana do trabalho hoje: Uma reflexão auto-crítica." Revista de Historia (2002): 11-28. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

French, JD. "One-Question Interview: Watching Lula." Dialogue 17 (2002).

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