• Bio:

    John L. Hammond received his B.A. in History from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Fighting to Learn: Popular Education and Guerrilla War in El Salvador; Building Popular Power: Workers’ and Neighborhood Movements in the Portuguese Revolution; and The Politics of Benevolence: Revival Religion and American Voting Behavior. His current research is on human rights and rural social movements in Latin America and the World Social Forum. He teaches courses on Sociology of Work, American Society, Human Rights, Development and Globalization, and Latin American Societies. He also teaches at the Graduate Center (GC). He is the former chair of the Latin American Studies Association task force on human rights and academic freedom and a member of the editorial boards of Latin American Perspectives and the Brazilian journal Psicologia Política.

  • Recent Publications:

    Fighting to Learn: Popular Education and Guerrilla War in El Salvador; Building Popular Power: Workers’ and Neighborhood Movements in the Portuguese Revolution

  • Current Projects: John Hammond's current research is on human rights and rural social movements in Latin America and the World Social Forum

  • Research Areas: Globalization, Immigration Policy, International Relations