B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of Southern History
Reviews Editor, LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
2018.doc (54.5 KB)
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Office Hours:
Tuesday 9-10 and by appointment

Cindy Hahamovitch is a scholar of southern, 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 former 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 the Reviews Editor for LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History. She is currently working on two projects: a history of human trafficking in labor 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, food and power, the US between 1945 and 1975, and labor history.


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

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

Of note:

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 with Cindy Hahamovitch

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Articles Featuring Cindy Hahamovitch

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:58am

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.