This lecture honors the legacy of Dr. Mark Q. Sawyer, UCLA Professor of African American Studies and Political Science from 1999-2017. His first book Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba (2006), published by Cambridge University Press, received several book awards. Dr. Sawyer also published widely on race, ethnicity, gender, immigration, and coalition politics in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Dr. Sawyer was a key institution builder at UCLA. In 2006, he co-founded the field of Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP) in the Department of Political Science and served as founding director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics (CSREP). As Chair of the Interdepartmental Program (IDP) in African American Studies from 2011 to December 2013, Dr. Sawyer drafted and shepherded the application that ultimately resulted in the establishment of the Department of African American Studies at UCLA.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 153 Haines Hall (Black Forum) 12:00-12:30 PM Lunch 12:30-2:00 PM Lecture and Discussion