Faculty

Mark Q. Sawyer

Professor

Contact Information

Email    msawyer@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  6226 Public Affairs
Phone  (310) 206-7842
Professor of Political Science and African-American Studies In fall of 2005 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in December of 1999.
His current work includes a book entitled, Racial Politics in Post Revolutionary Cuba that was recently published by Cambridge University press. His book received the DuBois Award for the best book by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. He has written articles on the intersection between race and gender in modern Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and additional work on the impact of race relations on democratic transition in Cuba. He also has interest in the area of race, immigration and citizenship around the globe. He has published in the Journal of Political Psychology, Perspectives on Politics, SOULS, as well as the UCLA Journal of International and Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
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Degrees

University of Chicago, 1999

Fields of Study

Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politcs and American Politics

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2016 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2015 Spring Quarter

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2013 Summer Session

Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2013 Winter Quarter

African American Political Thought

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2012 Fall Quarter

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean I

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2012 Summer Session

Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2012 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2011 Fall Quarter

Sociology of Race and Labor

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2011 Summer Session

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

2011 Winter Quarter

African American Political Thought

2010 Fall Quarter

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

African American Political Thought

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

2009 Winter Quarter

African American Political Thought

2008 Fall Quarter

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2007 Spring Quarter

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society: Special Topics

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2007 Winter Quarter

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2006 Fall Quarter

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

African American Political Thought

Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2006 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

Selected Texts in Political Theory

2005 Summer Session

Special Studies in Political Theory

2003 Spring Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature: Special Topics

Seminar for Majors: Politics

Politics and Society

2003 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2002 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2002 Summer Session

Subnational Government: Government of American Cities

2002 Spring Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature: Special Topics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2002 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

Special Studies in Political Theory

2001 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

2001 Summer Session

Subnational Government: Government of American Cities

2001 Winter Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

2000 Fall Quarter

Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

2000 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Subnational Government: Government of American Cities

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2000 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Special Studies in Political Theory

Previous Courses by Course

AF AMER 188A
Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

2016 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 289B
Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

GE CLST 20B
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 20A
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

2015 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 289A
Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

HNRS 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

AFRO-AM C291
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2013 Summer Session

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

AFRO-AM M144
Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

2013 Summer Session

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI M182
Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

2013 Summer Session

AFRO-AM C191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

2012 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M180A
African American Political Thought

2013 Winter Quarter

LBR&WS M114C
African American Political Thought

2013 Winter Quarter

AFRO-AM M114C
African American Political Thought

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM M154C
Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean I

2012 Fall Quarter

POL SCI M184A
Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean I

2012 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2012 Summer Session

AFRO-AM 188A
Special Courses in Afro-American Studies

2012 Summer Session

AFRO-AM M165
Sociology of Race and Labor

2011 Fall Quarter

LBR&WS M165
Sociology of Race and Labor

2011 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL M165
Sociology of Race and Labor

2011 Fall Quarter

POL SCI M154C
Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM M154C
Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M114C
African American Political Thought

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

GE CLST 20CW
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society: Special Topics

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 217
Selected Texts in Political Theory

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI M144B
Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory

2005 Summer Session

POL SCI C197C
Seminar for Majors: Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C264
Politics and Society

2003 Spring Quarter

GE CLST 20CW
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature: Special Topics

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 143B
Subnational Government: Government of American Cities

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Spring Quarter

GE CLST 20C
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature: Special Topics

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 119B
Special Studies in Political Theory

2002 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 20B
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 20A
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture, Society, and Literature

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

AFRO-AM C201
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2000 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM C101
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2000 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 119D
Special Studies in Political Theory

2000 Winter Quarter