JAMES W. RUSSELL
Department of Political Science
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon 97207
tel.: (503) 466-4705
appointed member, State of Connecticut Retirement Security Board
member, National Academy of Social Insurance
Education:Â B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (1975) in sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Academic Positions:Â Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1972);Â Lecturer, San Francisco State University (1972-1978);Â Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso (1979-1982);Â Visiting Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark College (1983-1986);Â Assistant to Associate Professor, Eastern Connecticut StateÂ University (1986-1990);Â Visiting Fulbright Professor, Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma deÂ MÃ©xico in Mexico City (1990-1992);Â Associate to Full Professor, Eastern Connecticut StateÂ University (1992-2015);Â Lecturer in Public Policy, Portland State University (2015-present)
Awards, Fellowships, Honors and Visiting Positions: Â Fulbright Senior Research and Teaching Scholar, Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, Mexico City (1990-1992);Â Named to five year term (2001-2006) as Fulbright Senior Specialist;Â Fulbright lectures on Ethnic Migration and Marginalization (2001) at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic;Â Fellow, Salzburg Seminar on Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Europe, June 17-24, 2003;Â Visiting Researcher, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientÃficas, Madrid, summer, 2004;Â Designated Connecticut State University Professor, the highest honor inÂ the Connecticut State University System, by the Board of Trustees, July 2005;Â 2007 Best Book Award.Â Honorable Mention.Â Association for Humanist Sociology for Double Standard: Â Social Policy in Europe and the United States;Â Identified as a â€œTop Professorâ€ by Deanâ€™s office survey of students, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, 2016
Areas:Â Social Policy, Inequality, Comparative/Historical, Mexico and Latin America
Teaching Languages:Â English and Spanish
Research and Publications
Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.Â â€œ. . .will enrage citizens of all ages and political persuasions and illuminate them about the organized robbery of their economic futures by the financial services industry.â€ Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidentâ€™s Bankers and It Takes a Pilage.
Double Standard:Â Social Policy in Europe and the United States.Â Lanham, MD:Â Rowman & Littlefield, 3 editions, 2015, 2011, 2006. â€œ. . .a wonderful book: erudite and sophisiticated, yet lucid and to the point.â€Â Frances Fox Piven, former president, American Sociological Association.
Escape from Texas: A Novel of Slavery and the Texas War of Independence.Â Corwall-on-Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing, 2012.Â â€œ. . .no other novel has so astutely captured the mindset of black saves and their complicated relationships with Mexico during the years leading up to the Mexican-American War.â€Â Ben Vinson III, Johns Hopkins University
Class and Race Formation in North America.Â Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.Â Formerly published as After the Fifth Sun: Class and Race in North America (Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Â Prentice Hall, 1994). Â â€œ. . .a critically important peopleâ€™s history of North America.â€Â Dan Zuberi, University of British Columbia
Societies and Social Life:Â An Introduction to Sociology (second edition).Â Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY:Â Sloan Publishing, 2 editions, 2009, 2005.Â Two previous editions published as Introduction to Macrosociology, 1996, 1992 by Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. â€œRussell introduces sociology as it was meant to be: relevant to the present, historical in its approach, empirically grounded, holistic, and critical.â€ Jerry Lembcke, College of the Holy Cross.
DespuÃ©s del Quinto Sol:Â Clase y Raza en AmÃ©rica de Norte, revised and translated edition of After the Fifth Sun with a prologue by David Barkin, Mexico City:Â Ed. Miguel Angel PorrÃºa, 2006.
Clase y Sociedad en Estados Unidos [Class and Society in the United States], Silvia NÃºÃ±ez GarcÃa, co-author.Â Mexico City:Â Editorial Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 1997.
Modes of Production in World History.Â London:Â Routledge, 1989.
Marx-Engels Dictionary.Â Westport, CT:Â Greenwood Press, 1981.
Guest Editor.Â Special issue of Critical Sociology, vol.21, no. 2 (1995) on “North America After NAFTA.”
“Autopsy of a Retirement Plan,”Â Academe (AAUP), May-June 2018.
â€œLa ExpropiaciÃ³n capitalista de los ahorros de jubilaciÃ³n en AmÃ©rica Latina y Estados Unidosâ€/â€Capitalist Expropriation of Retirement Savings in Latin America and the United States,â€ Mundo Siglo XXI (Mexico), no. 32, January-April 2014
“The 401(k) Retirement Crisis, Capital, and Neoliberal Ideology,” Race, Gender & Class, vol. 18, no 2-4, 2011, pp. 284-90.
â€œRetirement Crisis in the United States,â€ Socialism and Democracy, Vol.24, No.2, July 2010, pp.204-212
â€œCommentary â€˜The Myth of the Spat-upon Vietnam Veteranâ€™ by Jerry Lembckeâ€ in Humanity and Society, vol. 27, no. 4 (November 2003), pp. 642-3.
â€œLand and Identity in Mexico:Â Peasants Stop an Airport,â€ Monthly Review, February 2003.
â€œIntellectual Partnerships and Grudges:Â Hans Gerthâ€™s Relationship with C. Wright Mills,â€ Critical Sociology, vol. 27, no. 3, 2001.Â Â Republished in Aronowitz (below)
“Mexico’s Rising Inequality,” Monthly Review, vol. 49, no. 7 (December 1997), pp. 28-33.
“The New North American Division of Labor,” Society for the Study of Social Problems Newsletter, July 1996.
“Editor’s Introduction.”Â Critical Sociology, vol. 21, no. 2 (1995), pp. 3-5.
“Operation Bootstrap and NAFTA:Â Comparing the Social Consequences.”Â Critical Sociology, Vol. 21, no. 2 (1995), pp.Â 91-107.
“Las Poblaciones Economicamente Activas de MÃ©xico y Estados Unidos: Un anÃ¡lisis comparativo” [The labor forces of Mexico and the United States: a comparative analysis].Â Cuadernos del Posgrado, no. 5 (1994), Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico.
“Labor Force and Economic Development in Mexico and the United States.”Â Voices of Mexico, number 19, April-June, 1992.
“Free trade and concentration of capital in Mexico.”Â Pp. 23-30 of Monthly Review, vol. 44, no. 2 (June 1992).
“Class and nationality relations in a Texas border City:Â the case of El Paso.”Â Pp.217-39 of AztlÃ¡n:Â International Journal of Chicano Studies Research, vol.16, no.1 (1987).
“Method, analysis, and politics in Max Weber.”Â Pp.575-90 of History of Political Economy, vol.17, no.4 (winter 1985).
“A borderline case: maquiladora industry in Mexico,” Business and Society Review (summer 1984), pp.17-20, originally published in The Progressive (below).
“Theory of the new middle class.”Â Pp.247-57 ofÂ Sociological Spectrum, vol.1, no.3 (1981).
“Dialectics and class analysis.”Â Pp.474-79 of Science and Society, vol.44, no.4 (1980).
“Rank-and-file Union Victory in San Francisco.”Â Pp.70-74 of Radical America, vol.12, no.5, 1978
â€œComment on James P. O’Brien, â€˜American politics in the 1970s.â€™â€ P.76 of Radical America, vol.12, no.2, 1978
“Death in Vietnam: class, poverty, and the risks of war” with Maurice Zeitlin and Kenneth Lutterman.Â Pp.313-28 of Politics & Society, no.3 (1973).Â Republished in Zeitlin and Katznelson (below)
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
â€œForewordâ€ to Gail Gelburd, Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2009).
â€œA Left Weberian Road to Identity Politics in the United Statesâ€ in Graham Cassano and Richard A. Dello Buono, eds., Crisis, Politics and Critical Sociology.Â Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2009.
â€œEconomic Displacement and Migration in North Americaâ€ in T. Drobik and M. Sumberova, eds., Chapters of Modern Human Geographical Thought.Â Cambridge, UK:Â Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2009.
“Operation Bootstrap” in Darity, William A., Jr. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. 9 vols.Â Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
â€œPrefaceâ€ to Charles Hardy, Cowboy in Caracas:Â A North American’s Memoir of Venezuela’s Democratic Revolution.Â Willimantic, CT:Â Curbstone Press, 2007.
â€œCambio econÃ³mico y migraciÃ³n:Â una investigaciÃ³n comparativa del TLCAN y la OperaciÃ³n Bootstrap en Puerto Ricoâ€ in Joaquin Roy, Alejandro Chanona Burgette and Roberto DomÃnguez Rivera (eds.), La Union Europea y el TLCAN:Â IntegraciÃ³n Regional Comparad y Relaciones Mutuas.Â Mexico City:Â Editorial Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 2004.
â€œIntellectual Partnerships and Grudges:Â Hans Gerthâ€™s Relationship with C. Wright Mills.â€Â InÂ Stanley Aronowitz, ed., C. Wright Mills, volume 2.Â Thousand Oaks, CA:Â Sage, 2004.
“Nuevas Percepciones sobre MÃ©xico en Estados UnidosÂ (1981-1992)” [New Perceptions about Mexico in the United States].Â In Eliezer Morales AragÃ³n and Consuelo DÃ¡vila PÃ©rez, eds., La Nueva RelaciÃ³n de MÃ©xico con AmÃ©rica del Norte.Â Mexico City:Â Editorial Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 1994.
“Free Trade and Economic Displacement in Mexico.”Â InÂ Rafael FernÃ¡ndez de Castro, MÃ³nica Verea Campos, and Sidney Weintraub, eds., Sectoral Labor Effects of North Â American Free Trade.Â Austin:Â jointly published by The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, the Centro de Investigaciones sobre Estados Unidos de AmÃ©rica of the Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, and the Instituto TecnolÃ³gico AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 1993.
“A borderline case: maquiladora industry in Mexico.”Â In Lee Bowie, Meredith Michaels, and Robert Soloman, eds.,Â Twenty Questions in Philosophy, second edition (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1992).Â Originally published in The Progressive (below).
“Clases Sociales y el Tratado de Libre Comercio” [Social classes and the free trade treaty] in El Tratado de Libre Comercio: Entre el Viejo y el Nuevo Orden, edited by Monica Gambril and Barbara Driscol. Mexico City:Â Editorial Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 1992.Â Â [This article was extensively reported in a front page story in Excelsior (Mexico City), Mexico’s newspaper of record.]
“Death in Vietnam: class, poverty, and the risks of war” with Maurice Zeitlin and Kenneth Lutterman.Â In Maurice Zeitlin, The Large Corporation and Contemporary Classes.Â (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1989);.
“A borderline case: maquiladora industry in Mexico.”Â In A. Pablo Iannone, ed., Contemporary Moral Controversies in Business (New York: Â Oxford University Press, 1989).Â Originally published in The Progressive (below).
“Death in Vietnam: class, poverty, and the risks of war” with Maurice Zeitlin and Kenneth Lutterman.Â In Irz Katznelson et al., eds., The Politics & Society Reader (New York: The David McKay Company, 1979).
“Death in Vietnam: class, poverty, and the risks of war” with Maurice Zeitlin and Kenneth Lutterman.Â Â In Maurice Zeitlin, ed.,Â American Society Inc, second editionÂ (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1977).
BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS
Contemporary Latin America: Development and Democracy Beyond the Washington Consensus (London and New York: Zed Books, 2009) in Labour/Le Travail, fall 2010.
Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle by Richard Dello Buono and Ximena de la Barra, Socialism and Democracy, November 2009.
Power, by Daniel Egan and Levon H. Chorbajian, eds., in Humanity & Society, vol. 29, no. 1 (February 2005).
The Paradox of American Unionism by Seymour Martin Lipset and Noah H. Meltz in The American Review of Canadian Studies, Autumn 2005, pp. 547-9.
Between Two Worlds, Hans Gerth Â by Nobuko Gerth.Â Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 5 (September 2004), pp. 655-6.
An Interracial Movement of the Poor Â by Jennifer Frost.Â Humanity & Society, October 2002.
Rebels With a Cause (documentary film), by Helen Garvy.Â Radical Historians Newsletter, number 83, December 2000.
Biography of a Runaway Slave by Miguel Barnet.Â Socialism and Democracy, vol. 11, no. 2, Fall 1997, pp. 146-150.
Reprinted in Occasional Paper No. 12 of the Latin American Studies Consortium of New England, jointly published by Centers for Latin American Studies at Yale, Brown, University of Connecticut, and University of Massachusetts, November 1997.
Walls and Mirrors:Â Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity by David G. GutiÃ©rrez.Â International Journal of Race & Ethnic Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, November 1995, pp. 144-146.
Republished in Journal of Developing Societies, vol. 13, no. 2 (1997), pp. 11-13.
Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada by Seymour Martin Lipset.Â La Jornada Semanal (Mexico City), February 2, 1992.
Max Weber by Frank Parkins; Emile Durkheim Â by Kenneth Thompson; and Marx and Marxism, by Peter Worsley.Â Pp.457-58 of Contemporary Sociology, vol.12Â (1983).
LukÃ¡cs, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory by Andrew Feenberg.Â Â P.1165 of The Journal of Politics, vol.44, no.4 (1982).
Socialist Ideology by N.B. Bikkenin. Pp.861-62 of Contemporary Sociology, vol.10, no.6 (1981).
Science, Class and Society by Goran Therborn.Â Pp.960-61 of Social Forces, vol.56, no.3 (1978).
The Working-Class Majority by Andrew Levison.Â Pp.511-12 of Contemporary Sociology, vol.5 (1976).
The Polish Peasant in Europe and America Â by W.I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki.Â In American Labor History: Race and Ethnicity in the Working Class (Boston: New England Free Press, 1974).
NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE, INTERNET AND RADIO ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
“Consolidating Public Support for Medicare for All.”Â Beacon Broadside, March 2, 2020.
â€œWhatâ€™s Missing from the Social Security Expansion Proposals,â€ Beacon Broadside, January 23, 2020.
â€œSanders Broke Debs’ 104-Year-Old Record for Most Votes for a Socialist,â€ Huffington Post, August 31, 2017.
â€œExpand Social Security with Supplemental Annuities,â€ Huffington Post, July 9, 2017
â€œAre Congressional Districts Too Large?â€ Huffington Post, June 3, 2017.
â€œWrong Turn from Bernie, Ending Up at Trump,â€ May 28, 2017.
â€œTrump and LePen, Take 2,â€ Huffington Post, May 6, 2017.
â€œFree Trade and Immigration,â€ Huffington Post, March 22, 2017.
â€œAre the New State Retirement Plans Worth Defending?â€ Huffington Post, March 13, 2017.
â€œHow Good is TSP–the Federal Employees Retirement Plan?â€ Huffington Post, March 3, 2017.
â€œHow We Got Out of a 401(k) and into a Real Pension,â€ Labor Notes, February 21, 2017.
â€œTargeting Pensions and Retirement Savings,â€ Huffington Post, February 9, 2017.
â€œStrengthen or Expand Social Security?â€ Huffington Post, January 18, 2017.
â€œBeing in Control of Your Retirement Plan Is a Bad Idea,â€ Huffington Post, November 24, 2016.
â€œThe New State Retirement Plans: Public Options vs. Corporate Business Development,â€ Huffington Post, October 9, 2016.
â€œIs Trump a Clumsy LePen?â€ Huffington Post, October 9, 2016.
â€œThe New State Retirement Plans, Will They Be Enough?â€ Huffington Post, September 29, 2016.
â€œHow Good is TIAA-CREF?â€ Huffington Post, September 9, 2016.
â€œBlaming the Victims of the 401(k) Crisis,â€ Huffington Post, June 20, 2015.
â€œNonprofit Annuities: A Fix for the 401(k),â€ Huffington Post, June 5, 2015.
â€œObamacare and Retirement Reform,â€ Huffington Post, May 20, 2015.
â€œThe Great Illusion of Retirement Savings,â€ with Nancy J. Altman, Huffington Post, May 16, 2015.
â€œ401(k)s are Retirement Robbery,â€ Salon, May 10, 2014
Joy Cardin Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 9, 2014
Brian Lehrer Show, New York Public Radio, WNYC-FM, May 9, 2014
Larry Rifkin Show, Waterbury, CT, WATR-FM, May 23, 2014
Larry Rifkin Show, Waterbury, CT, WATR-FM, June 1, 2014
â€œWhatâ€™s Leftâ€ with Linda Pinkow, MIT, Cambridge, MA, WMBR-FM, August 1, 2014
â€œEconomic Updateâ€ with Richard Wolf, New York, August 21, 2014 [syndicated to 35 stations in the U.S., including Pacifica Network, and Canada and cable television in New York City]
â€œThe Sound of Ideasâ€ with Mike McIntire, Cleveland, WCPN-FM [NPR], October 13, 2014 [Included debate with Peter J. Brady, chief economist for the Investment Company Institute]
Americaâ€™s Work Force, Cleveland, WERE-AM, October 31, 2014
â€œTropical Currentsâ€ with Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman, Miami, WLRN-FM [NPR], November 10, 2014
New Books in Sociology, Interview by Jerry Lembcke and Ellis Jones, May 17, 2014
â€œSlavery and the Myth of the Alamo, History New Network, May 22, 2012.
â€œTexas Amnesia,â€ Truthout, May 5, 2012.
â€œRemembering Carl Oglesby,â€ Industrial Worker, November 2011.
â€œThe Origins of New Left Notes,â€ History News Network, March 2, 2011
â€œThe Retirement Crisis in the United States.â€ 30 minute interview on KPFA-FM (Berkeley),Â November 2, 2010.
The Great Retirement Rip-off (TalkNation, syndicated through Pacifica Radio Network, with Dori Smith)–60 minute radio interview, December 10, 2009
Radio Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico (AM).Â Two half-hour radio interviews on Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States, October 2007.
â€œLeafleters Have Every Right to Speak Out at Third Thursday,â€ The Chronicle, Willimantic, CT (op-ed), July 27, 2005, p. 5.
â€œPrivatization Endangers Social Security Moral Value.â€ (op-ed).Â The Hartford Courant, February 4, 2005, p. A-11.
â€œThe Politics of Health Care Reformâ€ (op-ed).Â The Hartford Courant, September 14, 2003, p. C1.
â€œO Nafte, Chiapasu a Kukuricynch zrnech,â€ (interview article).Â SedmÃ¡ GeneraceÂ (Czech Republic), December, 2001.
â€œThe Price the Poor Pay for War,â€ op-ed article, The Hartford Courant, October 22, 2001, p. A7.
â€œSDSâ€™s Other Wars,â€ The Nation, vol. 272, no. 8 (March 5, 2001), pp. 30-32.
â€œReply to Lemisch and Weisstein,â€ The Nation, vol. 272, no. 18 (May 7, 2001), p. 2.
“The Death of Cursive,” op-ed article, The Hartford Courant, May 4, 2000.
“What Cuba Looks Like Now That EliÃ¡n is Back,” op-ed article, The Hartford Courant, July 17, 2000.
â€œOne-hour radio interview on my book, After the Fifth Sun:Â Class and Race in North America,â€ Mexico City, Radio Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, June 4, 1998.
“Assassination Shatters Confidence in Mexican Political Stability,” op-ed article, The Hartford Courant, March 30, 1994.
“Marques Haynes Gave Civil Rights Movement a Dunk Shot,” op-ed article,Â The Chronicle (Willimantic, CT), December 7, 1992.
“La Desigualdad Social y la Paz Social” [Social inequality and social peace].Â El DÃa (Mexico City), July, 1992.
“Rescue of Student [in El Salvador] Reveals Ugly Truth.”Â The Oregonian [op-ed], April 16, 1986.
“El Salvador Repression Hardly Over.”Â The Oregonian [op-ed], June 20, 1985.
“Max Weber:Â Estudioso Atormentado de un Mundo Intranquilo” [Max Weber:Â Tormented Scholar in a Changing World].Â Pp. 40-46 of La Jornada Semanal (Mexico City), no. 161, July 12, 1992.
â€œOne hour radio interview on social effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.â€Â Radio Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico (96.1 FM – Mexico City), September 10 and 17, 1991.
“Libre Comercio y el PequeÃ±o Negocio” [Free trade and small business].Â El Financiero (Mexico City) feature article, June 28, 1991.
“Libre Comercio y ConcentraciÃ³n de Capital en MÃ©xico”Â [Free Trade and Concentration of Capital in Mexico], La Jornada Semanal (Mexico City), April 19, 1992.
“El banquete de los ricos” [The banquet of the rich].Â La Jornada Semanal (Mexico City), April 19, 1992.
“Time to Expand, not Attack, Bilingual Education.” The New York Times feature article, March 22, 1987.
“Back in the Streets” [report from El Salvador].Â P.19 of The Progressive, vol.49, July, 1985.
“A borderline case: maquiladora industry in Mexico.”Â Â Pp.34-7 in The Progressive, vol.48, no.4 (April 1984).Â Republished in Business and Society Review, Iannone, and Bowie, Michaels, and Soloman (above).
“Missing: Political Disappearances in Mexico” [report from Mexico].Â P.19 of The Progressive, vol.46, no.7, July, 1982.
“Pastoral Letter of the Nicaraguan Episcopate.”Â Translated from Spanish, P.623 of The Nation, vol.231, May 24, 1980.
PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND ORGANIZED SESSIONS (selected):
â€œSocial Insecurity: The Labor Movement and the Attack on Pensions,â€ Harvard Law School, Cambridge, February 9, 2015
â€œHow Good is Your Retirement Plan?â€ Case Western Reserve University, October 13, 2014.
â€œRecovering History:Â The Tulsa Sit-in Movement in Perspective,â€ University of Masaryck, Brno, Czech Republic, October 16, 2013.
â€œRetirement Benefit Organizing,â€ Left Forum, Pace University, New York, NY, March 20, 2010.
â€œCuba and Venezuela,â€ â€œCuba and the U.S.A.: Time for Changeâ€ Conference, Central Connecticut State University, March 13, 2010.
â€œThe Anti-Imperialism of James Petras,â€ Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, November 6.
â€œA Narrative of Latin American Identity,â€ Conflict in Identities/Identities in Conflictâ€ conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 16, 2009
“The Neo-Liberal Retirement Crisis,” Critical Sociology Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 10, 2009
“Cuba at 50:Â The Impact on Mexico and Venezuela,” New England Sociological Association, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, April 11, 2009.
Leaning Toward Venezuela (panel member), Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7, 2008.
“Class and Race Formation in North America,” Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7, 2008.
“Barack Obama and the Culture of Race in the United States,” Conflict in Identities, Identities in conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 17, 2008.
â€œA New North American Social Model?â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 19, 2007.
â€œAmerican Exceptionalism:Â Once Again,â€Â Conflict in Identities, Identities in conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 20, 2006.
â€œThe United States, Latin America and Europe:Â Contending Models of Social Development,â€ University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, October 19, 2006
â€œClass and the Politics of Pension Conversion,â€ American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, August 13, 2006.
â€œYouâ€™re On Your Own:Â The Neo-liberal Assault on Social Policy,â€Â Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Montreal, August 13, 2006.
â€œBolivarian Identity in Venezuela,â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 21, 2005.
â€œIdeology, Identity, and the American Presidential Election of 2004,â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 23, 2004.
â€œSocial Policy and Identity in the United States,â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 25, 2003
â€œComercio Libre y MigraciÃ³n de Mexicanos y PuertorriqueÃ±os a Estados Unidos,â€ Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientÃficas,â€ Madrid, SpainÂ October 21, 2003
â€œSocial Consequences of Nafta,â€ University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, June 10, 2003.
â€œLand and Identity in Mexico,â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 18, 2002.
â€œWeberian Method, Decentering Class, and Identity Politics in the United States,â€ Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict Conference, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, October 26, 2001.
Invited Commentator, Forum 2000, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic, October 15, 2001.
Invited Discussant, Thematic Panel Prospects for Democracy and Justice in the Global Economy, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 13, 2000.
“Nafta and New Patterns of Mexican Migration to the U.S.,”Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 21, 1998.
“El TLC en Mirada Retrospectiva Â¿ExpropriaciÃ³n Marxiana o RacionalizaciÃ³n Weberiana?”Â [NAFTA in Retrospective:Â Marxian Expropriation or Weberian Racionalization].Â Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, June 5, 1998.
“A Slave Views History,” New England Historical Association, Storrs, CT, October 18, 1997.
“Free Trade and Social Inequality in Mexico.”Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, August 13, 1997.
“History from Below:Â Teaching with the Narrative of an Ex-Slave.”Â Annual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, April 18, 1997.Â Included in Latin American Studies Consortium of New England Occasional Papers No. 12, “Teaching With Literature.”Â Available from the Council on Latin American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520.
“NAFTA Comes to Mexico:Â The First Thousand Days.”Â Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, New York, August 15, 1996.
“Operation Bootstrap and NAFTA:Â Comparing the Social Consequences.”Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting thematic session, Washington, DC, August 20, 1995.
“Class and Race in Mexico.”Â University of Connecticut-Storrs, February, 1995.
“Class and Race in the Comparative Development of North America.”Â IX Conference of Mexican and North American Historians, Mexico City, October 28, 1994.
“Assessing the Rebellion in Chiapas.”Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, August 6, 1994.
“Class and Race in Mexico.”Â The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at the City University of New York Graduate School Research Seminar Series, December 10, 1993.
“Social Impacts of NAFTA in Mexico,” with Richard E. Ratcliff, Syracuse University. Â International Association for Impact Assessment North American Regional Conference (“NAFTA: Impact and Technology Assessment and other Trade Issues”), Battelle Research Center, Seattle, December 2, 1993.
“Latin America and the New World Order.”Â Organizer, presider, and discussant.Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, August 13, 1993.
“Class and Race in Mexico City.”Â American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, August, 1992.
“El Tratado de Libre Comercio en Perspectiva Continental,” FLACSO, Universidad de la Habana, Havana, Cuba, June 15, 1992.
“Percepciones de MÃ©xico en Estados Unidos.”Â In conference titled “La Nueva Relacion de MÃ©xico con AmÃ©rica del Norte” [The New Relationships of Mexico with North America], sponsored by the Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, Mexico City, February 25, 1992.
“Libre Comercio y Desplazamiento EconÃ³mico”Â [Free Trade and Economic Displacement].Â In conference on El Impacto Trilateral del Tratado de Libre Comercio en el Sector Laboral [The Trilateral Impact of the Free Trade Treaty on the Labor Sector], sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and the Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, Acapulco, Mexico, October 17, 1991.
“The Mexican Class Structure:Â A Preliminary Estimate.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, Cincinnati, August 26, 1991.
“Las MinorÃas en Estados Unidos” [Minorities in the United States].Â Centro de Docencia EconÃ³mica (Mexico City), February 20, 1991.
“El Bienestar Social en Estados Unidos” [Social Welfare in the United States].Â Centro de Docencia EconÃ³mica (Mexico City), January 15, 1991.
“Missing Links in Theories of the Origins of Classes.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, August, 1989.
“Theories of World History.”Â University of Massachusetts-Amherst, December 1, 1989.
“Internationalizing the Teaching of Race and Ethnicity.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, August 19, 1987.
“Identifying Precapitalist Societies.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, NewÂ York, September 5, 1986.
“University Survival in El Salvador.”Â Linfield College, May 8, 1986.
“Urban Movements in El Salvador.” Oregon State University, March 20, 1986.
“Distinguishing Economic and Social Classes.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, August 28, 1985.
“Class, Race, and Ethnic Relations in the Texas border cities.”Â American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Antonio, August 28, 1984.
“Las Maquiladoras y el Desarrollo de la Frontera Norte” [Maquiladora industry and the development of the northern border]. Â Partido Socialista Unificada de MÃ©xico conference,Â Ciudad JuÃ¡rez, Mexico, June 15, 1981.
“La SociologÃa Estadounidense” [Sociology in the United States].Â Universidad AutÃ³noma de Chihuahua, Ciudad JuÃ¡rez, Mexico, April 8, 1981.
“La Crisis Centroamericana” [The Central American Crisis].Â Universidad AutÃ³noma de Chihuahua, Ciudad JuÃ¡rez, Mexico, December 12, 1980.
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