John D. French (Spring ’07), professor of history and African American studies at Duke University, wrote:

  • “How the Not-So-Powerless Prevail: Industrial Labor Market Demand and the Contours of Militancy in Mid-Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazil” in the Hispanic American Historical Review 90, 1 (2010)
  • “Lula, the ‘New Unionism,’ and the Brazilian Workers' Party” in Latin American Politics and Society 51, 4 (2009).

After an intensive masters-level mini-course in Rio on “Class, Race, and Color in 20th-Century Black Activism,” he served on the Executive Committee of the Duke Graduate School, cocoordinated an October 2009 Latin American Labor History Conference “In First Person: Biography and History in Latin America,” and presented papers at conferences in Leipzig, Germany (2009) and Campinas Brazil (2010).


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