The Bunche Center for African American Studies presents Professor Mark Q. Sawyer discussing and signing copies of his book on Cuba.
Mark Q. Sawyer currently holds appointments as an associate professor with the Department of Political Science and with the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. He is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Politics at UCLA.
In addition to directing the new center, Sawyer also is the author of "Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba," which explores the ways in which the Cuban revolution was both successful and unsuccessful at incorporating Afro-Cubans into society. The book also delves into racial politics in Latino Miami and the experience of black nationalists exiled in Cuba. Sawyer is an expert on racial and political issues in Cuba, black political thought, Critical Race Theory, post-colonial theory and theories of the state. Analyzing the triumphs and failures of race relations within the Castro regime, this book challenges arguments that the regime eliminated racial inequality or that it was profoundly racist. Finally, the book maintains that despite these shortcomings, the regime remains popular among the black minorities because they perceive their alternatives in the U.S. within the Miami Exile community to be far worse.
--This presentation is part of the Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture Series.
Bunche Center for African American Studies Circle of Thought (Brown Bag Lunch Series) -- Winter Quarter 2007
All events will take place in the Library and Media Center, Haines Hall 135, unless otherwise noted.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
135 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.
Bunche Center for African American Studies
Sponsor(s): Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.