Fellow: Awarded 2021
Field of Study: U.S. History
Competition: US & Canada
Cindy Hahamovitch is the B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Georgia. Born and raised in Montreal, she is a historian of international and U.S. labor migration, and the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (UNC Press, 1997) and No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press), which won the Philip Taft Labor History Award, the James A. Rawley Award for the Best Book on U.S. Race Relations, and the Merle Curti Award for the Best Book on U.S. Social History, the latter two from the Organization of American Historians. A Fulbright Fellow and the John E. Sawyer Fellow at the National Humanities Center, she is working on the history of human trafficking in labor over the past two centuries and on Chambers v Florida, a 1933 death penalty case. She is the Vice President of LAWCHA, the former president of the Southern Labor Studies Association, and was for twelve years Reviews Editor for Labor: Studies in Working Class History.
Photo Credit: Elliot Hahamovitch