Nora Hamilton

Professor Emerita of Political Science

Research & Practice Areas

Immigration, Political Development, Political Economy


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

    • Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2001 – 2007
  • 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

  • Book

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