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.
- 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.
- 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