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Curriculum Vita

NORA HAMILTON



ADDRESS:
Department of Political Science

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044

Telephone: (213) 740-3622

FAX (213) 740-8893

email: nhamil@usc.edu


EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin, 1969-78

Madison Wisconsin

M.S., Sociology, 1971

Ph.D., Sociology, August, 1978


New York University, 1963-69

New York, New York

M.A., Latin American Studies, 1969
Manhattanville College, 1953-57

Purchase, New York

B.A., English Literature, 1957
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2002; Associate Professor, 1983-2001; Assistant Professor, 1978-1983; Instructor, 1977-78.
Instructor, Introduction to Sociology, University of Wisconsin Extension, 1973-74.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Identity, Culture and Community among Central American Youth in Southern California
The Sanctuary Movement and Central American Activism in Los Angeles
Impact of economic and political change in Mexico

OTHER EXPERIENCE:
Visiting fellow, Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 1993.
Visiting scholar, Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies, Columbia University, Fall 1990.
Project Assistant, Ford Foundation, Santiago, Chile, July 1967 - December 1968.
Secretary, editorial assistant, administrative assistant, International Development Foundation, New York, New York and Santiago, Chile, 1962-67.
Copy-writer, WCOV-TV, Montgomery, Alabama, 1958-59.
AREAS OF TEACHING INTEREST:
Latin American Politics; Mexican Politics; Political Economy of Central America; International Migration; Economic and Political Transitions
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:
Central American migration and Central American immigrants in Los Angeles; global economic restructuring and political change; causes and consequences of economic and political liberalization in Mexico and in Central America.
AWARDS:
Adelante award for contributions to Latino immigrant community and book Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles, March 2007
Center for the Study of Political Graphics: Historian of the Lion's Award for book Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles,

May 2002
Section on Race and Ethnicity, American Political Science Association: Award for best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity and Global Politics for Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles, September 2002


GRANTS:
Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, 2002, for development of code book for survey of Central American immigrants.
Ford Foundation, August 1996. For joint study of migrant sending communities in El Salvador and Guatemala.

North-South Center, University of Miami, for research on Central American immigrants in California, 1994. With Norma Chinchilla, Carlos Cordova, Susanne Jonas.


University of Southern California Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, for travel to Central America and Southern Africa (1990-91) for comparative study of regional cooperation in the two regions. With Carol Thompson.
Social Science Research Council, for workshop on Central America and Southern Africa, University of Southern California, October 1-3, 1988. With Carol Thompson.
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (University of Texas, Austin) and the Social Science Research Council, for research on Central American Enterprises in Los Angeles, 1987. With Norma Chinchilla.
Rockefeller Foundation, for publication of book, Crisis in Central America, 1986.
Ford Foundation for organization of conference "The United States and Central America: A Five-Year Assessment," held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, February 20-22, 1986.
BOOKS:
Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles. With Norma Chinchilla. Temple University Press, 2001.
Edna Bonacich, Lucy Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton and Paul Ong, ed. Global Production: The Garment Industry in the Pacific Rim. Temple University Press, 1994.
Crisis in Central America: Regional Dynamics and U.S. Policy in the 1980s, edited with Jeffry A. Frieden, Linda Fuller, and Manuel Pastor, Jr. Westview, 1988.
Modern Mexico: State, Economy and Social Conflict, edited with Timothy Harding.

Sage Publications, 1986.


The Limits of State Autonomy: Post-Revolutionary Mexico, Princeton University Press, October 1982.
Mexico: Los limites de la autonomia estatal (Spanish edition of above). Ediciones Era, Mexico, 1983.
ARTICLES:
Refereed Journals
“The Sanctuary Movement and Central American Activism in Los Angeles,” with Norma Chinchilla and James Loucky, Latin American Perspectives, November 2009
“Democratization, Economic Liberalization, and Labor Politics: Mexico and South Korea,” with Sunhyuk Kim, in Comparative Sociology, 3, 1, 2004
"Changing Networks and Alliances in a Transnational Context: Salvadoran and

Guatemalan Immigrants in Southern California," with Norma Chinchilla, Social



Justice, 26, 3, Fall 1999.
"Negotiating Urban Space: Latina Workers in Domestic Work and Street Vending in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla, in Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 22, 1, 1996.
"Global Economic Restructuring and International Migration: Some Observations Based on the Mexican and Central American Experience," with Norma Chinchilla, in International Migration XXXIV, 2, 1996.
"Export Promotion in a Regional Context: Central America and Southern Africa," with Carol Thompson, World Development, 22, 9 (September 1994)
"Economic and Political Liberalisation in Mexico and South Korea," with Eun Mee Kim. Third World Quarterly, 14, 1, 1993.
"Central American Migration: A Framework for Analysis," with Norma Chinchilla. Latin American Research Review, 26, 1, 1991. Reprinted in New American Destinies: A Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration, ed. Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Rudolfo D. Torres, Routledge: 1997: 91-122.
"State-Class Alliances and Conflicts: Issues and Actors in the Mexican Economic Crisis," Latin American Perspectives, XI, 4, Fall 1984.
"The Development of the National Bourgeoisie in Post-Revolutionary Mexico," Latin American Perspectives, Fall 1982.
"State Autonomy and Dependent Capitalism in Latin America," British Journal of Sociology, September 1981.
"Mexico: The Limits of State Autonomy." Latin American Perspectives, Vol. II, No. 2 (Summer 1975):81-108.
"Dependent Capitalism and the State: The Case of Mexico." Kapitalistate: Working Papers on the Capitalist State, No. 3, Spring 1975.
Other Articles and Book Chapters
"Mexico," in Gary Prevost and Harry Vanden, Politics in Latin America: The

Passionate Endeavor, Oxford University Press, 2011 (fourth edition)
“Central Americans: Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Nicaraguans,” in Mary Waters and Reed Ueda, eds., The New Americans, Harvard University Press, 2007
“Central Americans in the United States: Diverse Populations, Changing Communities,” with Norma Chinchilla, in David G. Gutierrez, ed. The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States since 1960, Columbia University Press, 2004
“Globalization, International Migration, and Transnationalism: Some Observations Based on the Central American Experience,” with Norma Chinchilla, in Richard P. Appelbaum and William T. Robinson, eds., Critical Globalization Studies, 2005.
"Doing Business: Central American Enterprises in Los Angeles," with Norma

Chinchilla, in Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy: The



Metamorphosis of Los Angeles, ed. David R. Diaz and Marta Lopez-Garza, Stanford

University Press, 2001.


"The Garment Industry in Mexico and Central America," with Norma Chinchilla, in Global Production: The Garment Industry in the Pacific Rim, ed. Edna Bonacich et al. Temple University Press, 1994.
"Central Americans in Los Angeles: An Immigrant Community in Transition," with Norma Chinchilla and James Loucky, in In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate, eds. Joan Moore and Raquel Pinderhughes. Russell Sage Foundation, 1993
"Seeking Refuge in the City of Angels: The Central American Community," with Norma Chinchilla, in City of Angels, eds. Carolyn Dersch and Gerry Riposa. Kendall-Hunt, 1992.
"The Cuban Economy: Dilemmas of Socialist Construction," in Cuba: A Different America, ed., Wilbur Chaffee and Gary Prevost. Rowan and Allanwood, 1988.
"The United States and Central America," in The World Order: Socialist Perspectives. Polity (England), 1986.
"Prelude to Revolution: U.S. Investment in Central America," with Norma Chinchilla, in The Politics of Intervention: The United States in Central America, ed., Roger Burback and Patricia Flynn, Monthly Review, 1984.
"The State and Class Conflict: Mexico During the Cardenas Period," in Maurice Zietlin, ed., Classes, Class Conflict, and the State, Winthrop Publisher, 1980.
"Los limites de la autonomia estatal." Nueva Politica (Mexico), Vol. 1, No. 2 (abril-junio1976):207-228.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
“Central America, Modern Era Migration,” in Immanuel Ness, ed., Encyclopedia of Human Global Migration, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 (forthcoming).
Codebook based on data set from Survey of Central Americans in the Los Angeles Area, directed by Norma Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton. Codebook prepared by Stephanie Hszieh, with assistance of a grant from the Center for International Studies, USC.
"Lazaro Cardenas," Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (1997).
"Banking and Finance: 1910-1940," Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and

Culture. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (1997).
"Ambiguous Identities: Central Americans in Southern California," with Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, Working Paper No. 14, Chicano/Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz (1997).
"Central Americans in California: Transnational Communities, Economies, and Cultures: Proceedings from the Conference" ed., with Norma Chinchilla. Occasional Paper Series, The Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, University of Southern California, 1996.
"State-Business Relations in Mexico and South Korea," with Eun Mee Kim, in Leslie Elliott Armijo, Editor, Conversations about Democratization and Economic Reform: Working Papers of the Southern California Seminar, Los Angeles: Center for International Studies, University of California, distributed by the North-South Center of the University of Miami.
"Lazaro Cardenas," in Joel Krieger, ed., The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. Oxford University Press, 1993.
"Regional Co-operation in Central America: Lessons for Southern Africa," with Carol Thompson. UNISA Latin America Report, 8, 2, September 1992.
"Los Negocios Centroamericanos en Los Angeles" in Culturas Hispanos en los Estados Unidos de America, ed. Maria Jesus Buxo Rey and Tomás Calvo Buezas. Madrid: Ediciones de Cultura Hispana, 1990.
"Central American Enterprises in Los Angeles," with Norma Chin­chilla, Working Paper No. 6, New Directions for Latino Public Policy Research Inter-University Program for Latino Research and Social Science Research Council), 1989.
"Civil War and Economic Crisis in El Salvador: Current Strategies and Prospects" in Central America: Crisis and Possibilities, ed. Rigoberto Garcia, Institute of Latin American Studies, Monograph #16, Stockholm, 1988.
"Central American Women Refugees in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Urban Resources (Los Angeles insert), 3, 2 Winter, 1986.
Introduction to issue of Latin American Perspectives: Central America: The Process of Revolution (with Norma Chinchilla), X, 1, Winter 1983.

Introduction to issue of Latin American Perspectives, IX, 4, Fall 1982.


Introduction to issue of Latin American Perspectives: Peasants, Capital Penetration, and Class Structure in Rural Latin America, Vol. VII, No. 4, Fall 1980.
Introduction to Sociology: a manual for a correspondence course, University of Wisconsin Extension, with Joan McAuliffe. c, 1975.
BOOK REVIEWS:
Review of Susan Bibler Coutin, Legalizing Moves: Salvadoran Immigrants= Struggle for U.S. Residency and Cecilia Menjivar, Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America, in Journal of American Ethnic History, Fall 2002
Review of Maria Lorena Cook, Kevin J. Middlebrook, and Juan Molinar Horcasitas, ed. The Politics of Economic Restructuring: State-Society Relations and Regime Change in Mexico, in Hispanic American Historical Review, 77, 1, February 1997.
Review of Philip Russell, Mexico under Salinas, Hispanic American Historical Review, 75, 2, May 1995.
Review of James Petras: Bankers, Generals, and the Struggle for Social Justice, in Contemporary Sociology, 17, 1 (January 1988).
Review of Thomas Walker, ed., Nicaragua: The First Five Years, in Contemporary Sociology, 16, 4 (July 1987).
Review of John Humphrey: Capitalist Control and Workers Struggle in the Brazilian

Auto Industry, in the American Journal of Sociology, 90, 2 (September 1984).

Review of Susan Lobo: A House of My Own: Social Organization in the Squatter



Settlements of Lima, Peru, in Growth and Change, 15, 1 January 1984.
Review of Fernando Henrique Cordoso and Enzo Faletto: Dependence and Development in Latin America, in Sociology and Social Research, Spring 1980.
Review of Alan Wolfe: The Limits of Legitimacy, on Sociology and Social Research, July 1979.
Review of Barbara Salert: Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Sociology and Social Research.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES:
“Identity Formation among Young Central Americans in California,” with Norma Chinchilla. Prepared for delivery at the 2009 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14, 2009
"The Sanctuary Movement and Central American Activism in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006
"Immigrants and Non-Immigrants Organizing Together: Some Lessons from the Central American Experience," with Norma Chinchilla, Pacific Sociology Association, Portland, Oregon, April 7-10, 2005
“From Solidarity to Institutionalization: Changes in Central American Organizations in Los Angeles,” with Norma Chinchilla, Pacific Sociology Association, April 20-21, 2002.
Gender, Motivation for Migration, and the Desire to Return: Similarities and Differences among Salvadoran and Guatemalan Men and Women in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Conference: Transitioning Identities: Gender, Family and Religion in U.S. Immigration, sponsored by Department of Sociology and Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC, March 2001.
Participation in Roundtable: "Migrants in Los Angeles and New York," American Sociological Association, Anaheim, California, August 18, 2001
"Democratization, Economic Restructuring and Labor Politics: Mexico and South Korea," with Sunhyuk Kim, annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 2, 2001.
"From Solidarity to Institutionalization: Central American Organizations in Southern California," with Norma Chinchilla, meeting of Latin American Studies Association, September 6-8, 2001.
"Central American Organizations in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla, conference on Central American Literature and Culture, Central American Studies Program, California State University Northridge, October 26, 2001.
"Continuity and Change among Central American Organizations in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Latin American Studies Association, XXII International Conference, Miami, March 2000
"Organizing Strategies among Salvadorans and Guatemalans in Los Angeles," for conference Taking Charge of Economic Change: Exploring the Common Struggles of the Peoples of the Americas, California State University, Los Angeles, May 20-22, 1999
"New Organizing Strategies and Transnational Networks of Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles, Research Workshop of the University of California's Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, February 19, 1999
"Transnational Links of the Central American Community in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 24-26, 1998
"Mexico: History, Culture, Economy and Politics," Lectures for Pacific Rim Education Program, Marshall School of Business, USC, Annual lectures, 1998-2001.
"Gender and Migration: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrants in Los Angeles," Center for Feminist Research, USC, April 1, 1998
"Thinking Globally, Acting Nationally: Political Reconfigurations in an Era of Economic Restructuring," meeting of Latin American Studies Association, Continental Plaza Hotel, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 17-19, 1997
"Ambiguous Identities of Central Americans: Refugees, Immigrants and Sojourners," with Norma Chinchilla, American Sociological Association, New York, August, 1996.
"Recuerdos de la Patria, Definiciones del Presente: Percepciones de Parte de los Imigrantes Centroamericanas en los Estados Unidos," with Norma Chinchilla. Seventh International Conference of Latinos in the United States, Taxco, Mexico, August 7-11, 1996.
"Ambiguous Identities: Central Americans in Southern California," with Norma Chinchilla. Pacific Sociological Association, 67th annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 21-24, 1996.
"Sojourners, Settlers or Returnees: Factors in Decisions of Central Americans to Remain or Return," with Norma Chinchilla. Paper presented at conference of Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 1995.
"Economic and Political Change in Mexico: A Comparative Perspective." Paper presented at conference of American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 31- September 3, 1995.
"Socio-Economic Context of Central American Migration and Return," with Norma Chinchilla. Presentation at conference "Central Americans in California: Transnational Communities, Economies and Cultures," Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, University of Southern California, May 12-13, 1995.
"Economic Liberalization, Political Change and Migration: Some Observations Based on the Mexican and Central American Experience," with Norma Chinchilla. Paper presented at the Political Economy of the World System XIX Annual Conference: Latin America in the World Economy. North-South Center, University of Miami, April 20-22, 1995.
"Economic Liberalization in Mexico and Its Consequences," Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, November 30, 1994.
"Mexico's Modernization: Trajectories, Trends and Transitions," Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, November 30, 1993.
"Central American Immigrant Communities in California," with Carlos Cordova, Chicano/Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 17, 1993.
"Elections in Paraguay: A Democratic Transition?" International Studies Association, Western Region and Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, Monterrey Institute of International Studies, October 29-30, 1993.
"Liberalismo, Si -- Democracia, No? Economic and Political Reform in Mexico," Boeckmann Research Seminar, USC, February 24, 1993.
"The Garment Industry in Mexico and Central America," with Norma Chinchilla and James Loucky. Conference on The Globalization of the Garment Industry in the Pacific Rim, UCLA, Los Angeles, May 15-18, 1992.
"Regional Cooperation in Central America: Lessons for Southern Africa," with Carol B. Thompson. Seminar at Centre for Latin American Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, June 2, 1992.
"Crisis and Transition in Central America," Instituto das Relacoes Internacionales, Maputo, Mozambique, June 15, 1992.
"Political and Economic Liberalization in Mexico and South Korea," with Eun Mee Kim. Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, September 24-26, 1992.
"Negotiating Urban Space: Latina Domestic Workers and Street Vendors in Los Angeles," Conference on Women and Urban Space: Remapping Los Angeles, USC, Los Angeles, March 1-2, 1991.
"Regional Cooperation, Trade Liberalization and Economic Recovery in Central America: Social and Political Dimensions," Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., April 4-6, 1991.
"Work and Survival among Latina Immigrants in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Presentation for Women's Studies Program, Experiences of Contemporary Immigrant Women, Huntington Library, November 23, 1991.
"Regional Economic Cooperation and Export Promotion in Central America," Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies, Columbia University, November 27, 1990.
"Central American Businesses in Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. National Association for Chicano Studies, XVII Annual Conference, Los Angeles, March 29 - April 1, 1989.
"Regional Cooperation as an Economic Strategy for Central America." Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Sacramento, October 26-29, 1989.
"Civil War and Economic Crisis in El Salvador: Current Strategies and Prospects." Latin American Studies Association, New Orleans, March 17-18, 1988.
"Central American Enterprises in Los Angeles: A Preliminary Analysis," with Norma Chinchilla. International Conference on Hispanic Cultures of America, Barcelona, Spain, June 1988.
"Empresas Centroamericanos y la Economia Politica de Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. Congress of the Latin American Sociological Association, Guatemala City, October 10-15, 1988.
"State and Structural Change: Mexico in the 1930s and 1980s." CFIA Seminar, Harvard University, April 11, 1986.
"Crises, Legitimacion y Cambio Estructural: El Estado Mexicano, 1930s y 1980s." Conference on Political Reform and the Mexican Left, Mexico, January 22-24, 1986.
"Central American Migration: Toward a Structural Explanation," with Norma Chinchilla. Latin American Studies Association, Albuquerque, April 18-20, 1985.
"Crisis, Legitimation and Structural Change: The Mexican State in the 1930s and the 1980s." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 30 - September 2, 1984.
"Central American Immigration to Los Angeles," with Norma Chinchilla. 30th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Los Angeles, October 18-21, 1984.
"Characteristics of Central American Migration to Southern California," with Norma Chinchilla. Conference on Dimensions of Latin American and Caribbean Migration, Illinois Conference of Latin Americanists, Chicago, November 15-17, 1984.
"State-Class Alliances and Conflicts: Issues and Actors in the Mexican Economic Crisis." Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 1-4, 1983.
"Working Paper on Central American Migration to the United States," with Norma Chinchilla. Conference on "A New Foreign Policy Alternative for the Caribbean and Central America," PACCA, October 20-21, 1983, Washington.
"Central America, How Other Nations View U.S. Policy." Paper presented at Town Hall of Los Angeles, August 3, 1983.
"Implications of U.S. Investment in Central America," with Norma Chinchilla. Tenth National Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, March 4-6, 1982.
"The State in Peripheral Societies: Mexico and Zambia," with Carolyn Baylies. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Toronto, August 1981.
Presentation at panel on Academic Journals, VI Conference of Mexican and U.S. Historians, Chicago, September 1-12, 1981.
"The Mexican Petroleum Expropriation." Presentation at FIPSE symposium, Los Angeles, April 24-25, 1981.
"The Political Process in Latin America." Seminar of Latin America sponsored by National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California, April 14-17, 1980.
"Possibilities and Limits of State Autonomy in Latin American Countries." National Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, April 5-7, 1979.
"Patterns of Capitalist Class Development in Post-Revolutionary Mexico." Latin American Center and Department of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, January 31, 1978.
"The Mexican Petroleum Expropriation and the Implications of Dependency." Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, September 2-4, 1978.
"The Mexican State and the Organization of Labor during the Cardenas Period." Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, September 2-5, 1977.
"State and Class Formation in Post-Revolutionary Mexico." Latin American Studies Association, Houston, November 2-5, 1977.
"U.S. Role in the Mexican Economy." American Friends Service Committee and Chicano Studies Department, California State University at Los Angeles, Seminar on U.S. Mexican Relations: The Role of California, Los Angeles, December 2, 1977.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (SELECTED):
Organizer of panel, Resisting Reagan: A Retrospective of Central America Activism in the 1980s. Latin American Studies Association. XXVI International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006
Organizer and Chair of panel, Immigrant Organizing and Empowerment Strategies, Latin American Studies Association, XXII International Congress, Miami, March 2000
Consultant, project on Guatemalans in the San Francisco Bay Area, Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California
Co-organizer and co-chair of panel Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrants in California and Their Impact on Migrant Sending Communities, Latin American Studies Association XXI International Congress, Chicago, September 26-28, 1998

Discussant for panel Changes in the Political Economy at conference South Korea after Democratic Transition: Political Economy and Civil Society, University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute and Korea Social Science Institute, February 14-15, 1997 University of Southern California


Organizer and Discussant for panel Families, Identities and Work among Latino

Immigrant Women, Rocky Mountain Conference for Latin American Studies and Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Joint Conference, February 12-15, 1997, San Diego, California


Panelist, Fellowship Program of American Council of Learned Societies, February 1996.
Co-organizer of panel, Redefining Boundaries in a Changing Political Economy: Central Americans in California, Latin American Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C., September 1995.
Co-organizer of conference, Central Americans in California: Transnational Communities, Economies and Cultures, Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, May 12-13, 1995.
Presentation on Central America for Symposium, "Immigration: Curse or Blessing?" co-sponsored by Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies and SWMS, USC, November 8, 1994.
Section Chair, Mexico, Program Committee for XVIII Conference of Latin American Studies Association (1994).
Member of delegation of Latin American Studies Association to observe elections in Paraguay, May, 1993.
Consultant, Project on Hispanic Communities in the United States, 1990-1991.
Consultant, Project on the Effects of IRCA on U.S. Labor Market and Economy, Institute for Research on Multiculturalism and International Labor, SUNY, Binghampton, 1989-1990.
Co-author, with Norma Chinchilla and James Loucky, "The Effects of IRCA on Selected Industries in Los Angeles." Report for Project: Effects of IRCA on U.S. Labor Markets and Economy, Institute for Research on Multiculturalism and International Labor, SUNY, Binghampton, 1990.
Member of Commission on Pre-Electoral Polls in Nicaragua, 1990.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "Central American Migrants and Refugees," XIII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston, October 23-25, 1986.
Discussant, panel, "Whither Theory?", XIII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston, October 23-25, 1986.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "Central Americans in Los Angeles: Community and Academic Perspectives," Pacific Coast Council for Latin American Studies, October 10, 1986.
Organizer of conference, "The United States and Central America: A Five-Year Assessment," at the University of California, February 20-22, 1986. Grants obtained from Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and universities and other educational institutions in Los Angeles.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "U.S. Policy in Central America," 30th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Los Angeles, October 18-21, 1984.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "The Role of Popular Organizations in Revolutionary Strategy," with Norma Chinchilla, Meeting of Latin American Studies Association, Mexico City, September 29 - October 1, 1983.
Discussant at panel, "Theoretical Perspectives on the Form of the State in Africa and Latin America," Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Denver, Colorado, September 2-5, 1982.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "The Political Economy of Latin America," Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, April 9-12, 1980.
Organizer and Chair of panel, "Class Relations and the State in Latin America," Meeting of Latin American Studies Association, Bloomington, Indiana, October 1980.
Chair of panel, "The Role of the Revolutionary Church," Annual Meeting of Pacific

Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Fullerton, October 19-21, 1978.



CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Honorary Editor, Latin American Perspectives

Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Member of the Board, Mexico Section, LASA

Member of Editorial Board, Political Power and Social Theory



MAY 2011



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