John French

Co-Director, Global Brazil Lab

Location: Global Brazil Lab

John is an historian of modern Latin America with a specialization in Brazil. Since 2005, he has been working on a book entitled "Lula's Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Presidency in Brazil" which draws on a multi-year international research project on “Nurturing Hope, Deepening Democracy, and Combating Inequalities: An Assessment of Lula’s Presidency” that he co-organized (preliminary results have been published in 2012 along with a number of other articles on Lula, Latin American left turns, and working class history in Brazil. His last book entitled "Drowning in Laws: Labor Law and Brazilian Political Culture" was published in 2004.