Victoria Hattam is Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. She holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on ethnicity and race in American politics; she has also written about American political thought and culture, American political economy, and American political development. Currently, her work explores the visual/spatial politics of border walls, urban creeks, and industrial work.
Her published books include Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013, edited with Gerald Berk and Dennis Galvan); In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos, and Immigrant Politics in the United States (University of Chicago Press 2007), awarded the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association; and Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States (Princeton University Press 1993).
In Spring 2018 Professor Hattam will be teaching a course on Globalization and its Discontents.