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

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. "Sindicatos y NAFTA: Reflejos Nacionalistas y Imperativos Transnacionales." Latin American Labor News (1996). (Academic Article)

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. "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)

French, JD, and Cowie, J. "El Acuerdo Lateral Sobre Trabajo del Tratado Norteamericano de Libre Comercio: Un Análisis Textual." Latin American Labor Occasional Paper #9 (1995). (Academic Article)

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)

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