Benjamin Marquez

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His teaching and research interests are in political sociology and American politics. He has published extensively on Latinos and American politics; his research has focused on Mexican American social movement organizations. He is currently the Director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.  He published research on political mobilization in South El Paso, Texas, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Phoenix and several communities in Texas.  His latest book, Democratizing Texas Politics:  Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2014.  His current project is a book on the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).


PS 302 Mexican-American Politics Fall 2019-2020
PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2018-2019
PS 416 Community Power and Grass Roots Politics Fall 2018-2019
PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2017-2018
PS 825 Race and Politics in the United States Fall 2017-2018
PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2016-2017
PS 464 Mexican-American Politics 2016-2017
PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2015-2016
PS 428 Community Power and Grassroots Politics Fall 2015-2016
PS 422 Latino History and Politics Fall 2015-2016



University Housing Honored Instructor


University Housing Honored Instructor


Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Faculty Fellow, 2014-15, UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities


Alpha Phi Professor Recognition Award, UW-Madison chapter