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Cindy Hahamovitch

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B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History
President, Labor and Working-Class History Association
Co-organizer, Athens Film Project

Cindy Hahamovitch is a scholar of southern US, immigration, and labor history in a global context. She is the author of two books: The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (UNC Press, 1997) and the triple prize-winning, No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press). A Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and the John E. Sawyer Fellow at the National Humanities Center, she is the past president of the Southern Labor Studies Association and of LAWCHA (the Labor and Working Class History Association). She is currently working on two projects: a history of labor migration over the past two centuries and the history of Chambers v Florida, a 1933 murder trial involving four black defendants. She teaches the modern US survey plus courses on immigration, the US South, Georgia, food and power, labor history, and US history for future history teachers.



Selected Publications:

Sarkar, Mahua. “Conclusion”. Work Out Of Place. 2017. 237-244. Print.

Sarkar, Mahua. ““Men Do Not Gather Grapes From Thorns: Indentured Labor, Guestworkers, And The Failure Of Regulation””. Work Out Of Place. 2017. 23-54. Print.


BA, Rollins College, 1983

PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US History 1992

Of note:

Member, Society of American Historians
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2021
Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, College of William & Mary, 2015
OAH Distinguished Lecturer, 2014-
John E. Sawyer Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2013-2014
James A. Rawley Award for the Best Book on U.S. Race Relations, OAH, 2012
Merle Curti Award for the Best Book on U.S. Social History, OAH, 2012
Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, 2012
Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012
Fulbright Fellowship, University College Cork, Ireland, Spring, 2008
Agrarian Studies Fellowship, Yale University, 1999-2000             

Events featuring Cindy Hahamovitch
LeConte Hall 320
Tate Center Intersection

International Student Life is excited to share an upcoming Tea Talk -

Dr. Hahamovitch will be presenting and participating in a Q&A session on this month’s Tea Talks event on Thursday, Nov. 21st from 3-4:30pm in the Tate Intersection: “Challenges Facing Immigrant Workers Around the World”.

Articles Featuring Cindy Hahamovitch

Cindy Hahamovitch, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of Southern History in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2021 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Cindy Hahamovitch, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, The University of Georgia was on the radio yesterday at commenting on companies that use foreign guest workers.

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