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.
- Mística, meaning and popular education in the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement. ·Interface: a journal for and about social movements 6, No. 1 (May, 2014), ·372-391
- “The significance of space in Occupy Wall Street.” ·Interface, 5 No. 2 (November, 2013), 499-524
- What’s Driving the Student Debt Bubble? The Boston Occupier, 10/15/2012
- “An American Sociologist in Iran.” ·Societies Without Borders 7, No. 3 (October, 2012), 364-72.
- “Social Movements and Struggles for Socialism.” ·Taking Socialism Seriously, Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt, eds. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012), 213-47.
- The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street (Forthcoming, Science and Society)
- The Arab Spring and Occupy WaIl Street
- Indigenous Community Justice in the Bolivian Constitution of 2009
- Where’s the Beef? A Simulation of Labor Relations in the Meatpacking Industry
- Race to the Bottom A simulation of capital mobility and neoliberal restructuring in the third world
A Personal Note
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