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.

  • 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