Mark Sawyer is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at the University of California Los Angles (UCLA). Sawyer is the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and politics and the Chair of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Program in Afro-American Studies.
His book Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba 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. Sawyer has written extensively 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.
Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at UCLA
Areas of Expertise: Political Science, African American Studies, Caribbean Politics, Cuba
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 206-7842 and (310)497-5141
Interviewed on Fresh Air in a series on the Democratic Convention titled ‘Mark Sawyer: Race and the Obama Campaign’
Added January 2015
Last Verified: January 2015