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Cindy Hahamovitch

R. Phinizy Spalding Professor of Southern History, Department of History, University of Georgia



Born and raised in Montreal, Cindy Hahamovitch received her BA from Rollins College, and her PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She specializes in US labor history, immigration history, and the history of labor migration globally. She’s the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (UNC Press), and No Man’s Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press), which won the James A. Rawley Award for the Best Book on U.S. Race Relations, the Merle Curti Award for the Best Book on U.S. Social History (both from the Organization of American History) and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, 2012. A Fulbright Fellow and a National Humanities Center Fellow, she is reviews editor for Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. Formerly the Class of ’38 Professor and Chair of the History Department at the College of William & Mary, Professor Hahamovitch is now in the Department of History at the University of Georgia.