Hattam, Victoria

Hattam, Victoria

Victoria Hattam
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Professor of Politics

American political thought and culture; American political economy; American political development.
Recent Publications:
  • In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos, and Immigrant Politics in the United States. University of Chicago Press. Awarded the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association (2007).
  • "Ethnicity: An American Genealogy," in Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson (eds.), Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (2004)
  • "Whiteness: Theorizing Race, Eliding Ethnicity," International Labor and Working-Class History (2001)
  • Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States (1993).
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 721
Office Hours:
By appointment. Please call dept. secretary 212-229-5747, ext. 3082
Phone Number/Extension:
212.229.5747 ext.3082


Research Interests:
Ethnicity and race in American politics.
Awards and Honors:

Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association for In the Shadow of Race.

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Sciences, Princeton.

Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation.

CV (pdf):
Hattam cv

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