John D. French
Professor of History
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.
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. "Translation, Diasporic Dialogue, and the Errors of Pierre Bourdieu and Loic Wacquant." Nepantla 4 (2003): 375-389. 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. "Defense of honor: Sexual morality, modernity, and nation in early-twentieth-century Brazil." AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 107.5 (December 2002): 1614-1614. Full Text Open Access Copy
French, JD. "Towards effective transnational labor solidarity between NAFTA north and NAFTA south." LABOR HISTORY 43.4 (November 2002): 451-459. Full Text Open Access Copy
French, JD. "From the suites to the streets: The unexpected re-emergence of the "labor question," 1994-1999." LABOR HISTORY 43.3 (August 2002): 285-304. Full Text Open Access Copy
French, JD. "Editor, "Robert J. Alexander Papers: Interview Collection, 1947-1994"." (2002). (Academic Article)
French, JD. "’Brasiliana’ Breathrough: Translations as Building Blocks for a New Hemispheric Intellectual Architecture." LASA Forum 33 (2002): 12-13.