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Nora Louise Hamilton

Professor Emerita of Political Science

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3622
Office: VKC 230A

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978
B.A. English Literature, Manhattanville College
M.A. Latin American Studies, New York University

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2001-2007  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Hamilton's areas of interest include international migration, Central American immigrant communities, the impact of economic and political developmentss in Mexico.

Research Specialties

Immigration, Political Development, Political Economy



Hamilton, N. (2010). Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Transitions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Hamilton, N., Chinchilla, N. S. (2001). Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles, 2001. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Hamilton, N. L., Jeffry, F., Fuller, L., Pastor, M. (1998). N. Hamilton eds. Crisis in Central America: Regional Dynamics and U.S. Policy in the 1990s. Boulder, Colorado: Westwood Press.
Hamilton, N. L. (1982). The Limits of State Autonomy: Post Revolutionary Mexico. Princeton University Press.

Journal Article

Chinchilla, N. S., Hamilton, N., Loucky, J. (2009). The Sanctuary Movement and Central American Activism in Los Angeles. Latin American Perspectives. Vol. 36 (169)

Honors and Awards

APSA, Section on Race and Ethnicity: Award for best book in field of Race, Ethnicity and Global Politics, 2001-2002   
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