Aviva Chomsky

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Aviva Chomsky

"Much of my scholarly work can be traced back to the year I spent working for the United Farm Workers union back in 1976-77. I credit that experience with sparking my interest in the Spanish language, in migrant workers and immigration, in labor history, in social movements and labor organizing, in multinationals and their workers, in how global economic forces affect individuals, and how people collectively organize for social change." [1] CV

Avia's father is Noam Chomsky.

Selected Affiliations


  • Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Duke University Press, in press March 2008.
  • The People Behind Colombian Coal: Mining, Multinationals and Human Rights/Bajo el manto del carbón: Pueblos y multinacionales en las minas del Cerrejón, Colombia, ed. Aviva Chomsky, Garry Leech and Steve Striffler. Bogotá: Editorial Pisando Callos, 2007.
  • “They Take Our Jobs!” And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration. Beacon Press, 2007.
  • The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics, ed. Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr and Pamela Smorkaloff. Duke University Press, 2003.
  • Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean, ed. and introduction by Aviva Chomsky and Aldo Lauria-Santiago. Duke University Press, 1998.
  • West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940. Louisiana State University Press, 1996.


Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Aviva Chomsky, Salem State College, accessed December 6, 2008.