John D. French

Professor of History

External Address: 
331 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

French, JD. "A Busca de Padrôes de Direitos Trabalhistas no Comércio Internacional." Estudos Avançados 27 (1996): 251-268. (Academic Article)

French, JD, and Fink, L. "The Future of the International Labor Question From the Inside Looking Out." Labour/Le Travail (1996): 1-11. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

FINK, L, and FRENCH, JD. "THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR QUESTION FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT." LABOUR-LE TRAVAIL 37 (1996): 221-231.

French, JD, Keck, M, French, JD, and Keck, M. "The Workers' Party and Democratization in Brazil.The Workers' Party and Democratization in Brazil." Contemporary Sociology 24.3 (May 1995): 340-340. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

French, JD, and Smith, RE. "Labor, Free Trade, and Economic Integration in the Americas: A Conference Report." Latin American Labor News (1995): 3-4. (Academic Article)

French, JD. "Reflejos Nacionalistas en el TLC." Memoria (Mexico D.F.) (1995): 27-31. (Academic Article)

French, JD. "Expectativas de un Transnacionalismo Sindical." Memoria (Mexico, D.F.) (1995): 26-31. (Academic Article)

French, JD. "NAFTA y la Integración Silenciosa de los Pueblos y de las Economias de Norte América." Latin American Labor News (1995): 5-9. (Academic Article)

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