Professor of Politics
Albert and Vera List Academic Center
Victoria Hattam is Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. Her research focuses on American political thought and culture, American political economy, and American political development.
PhD 1987, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change, University of Pennsylvania Press (2013). Ed., with Gerald Berk and Dennis Galvan. Co-authored introduction and conclusion with Berk and Galvan.
In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos, and Immigrant Politics in the United States, University of Chicago Press (2007)
Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States. Princeton University Press (1993)
Selected Articles, Essays, Chapters
"Political Loved Ones," Women's Studies Quarterly 45(3-4), pp. 174-75 (2017).
"What works," with Alyson Cole, Women's Studies Quarterly 45(3-4), pp. 15-33 (2017).
“Formative Mappings, Political Trappings: Racial and Ethnic Histories in the United States,” with Edmund Fong. Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States. Ed. David Leal, Taeku Lee, and Mark Sawyer. (Oxford University Press, article published online 2015)
“From Birmingham to Baghdad: The Micropolitics of Partisan Identification,” with Joseph Lowndes in Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change (2013). Ed. with Gerald Berk and Dennis Galvan. University of Pennsylvania Press.
"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 (Russell Sage, 2004)
"Whiteness: Theorizing Race, Eliding Ethnicity," International Labor and Working-Class History (2001)
Ethnicity and race in American politics
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.
MA Capstone Seminar
Directed Dissertation Study